More Trees For Gotte on Arbor day
May 4, 2023
Celebrating Arbor Day, Gotte Park received six new trees to increase the number of trees in the park to well over 100.
Street department employees Jim Shoup, Jon Heidemann, Mark Nelson and Stacy Daily received help from 23 Mary Lynch fourth graders as they planted the trees and "got their hands dirty," according to Shoup.
The 7- to 8-foot trees were donated by the SPNR District and included a Hackberry tree, two Cork trees, a Flowering Lilac, a Locust tree, and a Hybrid Elm.
Other attendees were Tree Board member Betty Schulte, Hilary Cook from the NRCS, City Administrator Annette Brower, Mayor John Morrison, and other city employees from the power plant and cemetery.