Merriam is a Tree City USA for the 37th Year in a Row

Published on May 01, 2023

A second-grade girl is shoveling dirt by a recently planted tree. Dozens of kids are watching in the background.

The City of Merriam is once again a Tree City USA!

Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, the award recognizes Merriam’s deep-rooted history in forestry and its commitment to planting trees. 

Crestview and Merriam Park elementary students help City staff plant a tree every year around Arbor Day. This helped Merriam receive Tree City USA status, as the City mentions the annual tradition on the award’s application. 

Second-grade students from Merriam Park Elementary planted a magnolia tree on April 21. Crestview Elementary students planted a tree today. After they helped plant the trees in front of their schools, Mayor Bob Pape and City Councilmembers read an Arbor Day proclamation. 

Merriam is one of 3,600 cities across the nation to receive the recognition. This is the 37th year in a row that Merriam was named a Tree City USA.