Keeping it shady

. September 27, 2012.

Findlay is proud of its trees. We’ve been designated a Tree City USA Community by the National Arbor Day Foundation for 30 years running. But preserving our urban forest and keeping it beautiful takes time and work. And with widespread recent tree loss due to this year’s damaging storms, the Adopt-a-Tree program created by the City of Findlay Shade Tree Commission couldn’t have come at a better time. The program is accepting applications from all area residents for up to 100 trees which will be distributed around the city in October. The trees include small species like spring snow crab and ivory silk lilac as well as larger ones like frontier elm. Residents can apply to “host” up to two trees, for a fee of $25 each.

Applications are accepted through September 21, and trees will be distributed on October 6. Download your application at