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Arbor Day 2022

This year, the City of Perrysburg is honored to be recognized once again as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Foundation. For 38 years, the City has held this distinction for its work in planting, maintaining, and caring for street trees and trees in the parks in order to keep them healthy.  

The City of Perrysburg has also received the Growth Award for 24 of those 38 years as a Tree City USA for its work in educating the public about the benefits of street trees in the community. Learn more about the City’s street trees here.

The Tree City USA program is administered by the National Arbor Day Foundation with support from the USDA Forest Service and state forestry programs. Learn more in this video: 


For this year’s Arbor Day, the City of Perrysburg, along with the Country Garden Club of Perrysburg and members of the Street Tree Commission, celebrated the planting of a Chestnut Oak tree at Woodlands Park. When driving into the park, it is located near the entrance on the left side.


Pictured left to right:
Greg Kuhr, Operations Manager, Department of Public Service
Jan Baker, Country Garden Club
Luella Smith, Country Garden Club
Rob Ross, Director of Public Service
Christine Ardley, Street Tree Commission
Kali Sawaya, Street Tree Commission

Employees of Industrial Power Systems (IPS) helped to plant trees in three of the City's parks as part of their Arbor Day community service. 33 of the trees were holiday decorations donated by Levis Commons and four of the trees were from the downtown Christmas decorations donated by the Country Garden Club of Perrysburg. Trees were planted at Rotary Community Park to serve as a partial wind break near the inclusive playground, Woodlands Park to replace the diseased Austrian Pines, and Three Meadows Park to replace old Willow trees that had been removed near the large pond. See the IPS drone footage here. 


Pictured left to right: 
Greg Kuhr - Operations Manager, Perrysburg Dept. of Public Service
IPS employees: Paul Justen, Addison Albring, Jessica Abbey, Andrew Larson and Zach Wells

The City also partnered with the Perrysburg School District and St. Rose School by hosting an Arbor Day banner contest. The winning banners from each elementary school are on display in Downtown Perrysburg.
See photos of the winning banners and learn more about the 150th celebration of Arbor Day and the city’s efforts to maintain its status as a Tree City USA in this Arbor Day newsletter.