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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.

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