In early 2015 Mayor Mark Senter was notified that the City of Plymouth had earned the distinction of being a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Foundation for 2014. Since that time the city has worked to continue to put trees as a top priority.
Plymouth’s Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt has an annual budget of $7,000 to plant trees in the city. Each fall the city’s tree and flower committee determine locations where trees need to be planted to fill-in those that were removed and just never had a tree planted. One of the primary locations is always Michigan Street.
This year the Street Superintendent said 25 trees are being planted by Prices Nursery before they go out of business. They have been planting a variety of species including Maple Cross, Swamp White Oak, Honey Locust, Zelcova, Ginkgo, Blue Beech, and Adirondack Crabapple. The new tree plantings are located on North Michigan Street, South Michigan Street, West Garro Street, Pierce Street, Lake Avenue, West LaPorte Street and Walnut Street.