City of Sedalia Completes TRIM Grant: Tree Re-Inventory and Tree Care Information

The City of Sedalia received a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Grant through the Missouri Department of Conservation. The grant provided funds for completion of a partial tree re-inventory along certain street right-of-ways and on public property, such as Hubbard and Clover Dell Parks. The results of this project help the City to better manage its urban forest’s composition, structure, and tree maintenance needs; plan for both short-term and long-term resource allocation; develop risk management strategies; and enable the City to promote the economic, environmental, and social benefits its trees provide to the community.

ArborPro Inc. was selected as the City’s contractor and the information gathered is used by the City’s Street Department staff to identify those trees needing maintenance, including trimming or removal.

In addition, this year’s TRIM grant funded the purchase of 6 trees that were placed along the entrance of Clover Dell Park as well as a basics of tree care flyer that was included in residents’ February Utility Billing.

Any questions regarding these activities may be directed to the Public Works Department, 200 S. Osage, Sedalia, MO at (660) 827-3000 extension 1166.