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Genoa celebrates 29 years as a Tree City USA

Friday, May 19, 2023, the City of Genoa planted a young State Street Maple in its newest woodland setting. Located along a crushed limestone path between the Kishwaukee riparian corridor and the ponds of Riverbend subdivision. Residents and Public Works employees were in attendance for the festivities and a proclamation was read by Mayor Brust, highlighting the benefits of trees including clean air, renewable resources, habitat for wildlife, and economic vitality through beautification. 

Genoa celebrates 29 years as a Tree City USA and enters its 17th year receiving the Growth Award. In addition, Genoa is celebrating planting nearly 200 trees as a recipient of a reforestation grant funded by the Morton Arboretum, IDNR and USDA. 

Genoa’s naturalized area is a great way to experience trees in a variety of settings along its forested, woodland, grove, and prairie trails.

Whenever possible support efforts to care for trees through local forestry programs. Trees gladden hearts and promote well-being of present and future generations.


Pictured (left to right):

Alderman Gary Roca with children Leenah, Lilliana, and Lucy;

Mayor Brust with children Ezra, Xyla, and Nova;

Luke Pierce, Mike Doris, Joe Flury, Dan Sorters and Katie Lang, of Genoa Public Works.

Residents Charlie and Cody Lang

Public Works Director, Janice Melton, was also in attendance.

City of Genoa Community Garage Sale

The City of Genoa’s Community Garage Sale will take place on July 6th through 8th! To sign up, please contact City Hall or submit a contact form here with your name, address, phone number, and days your sale will be open (Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday). 

A list of sales will be posted on Facebook and our website early July. 

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