Hannibal once again receives Tree City USA honors.

The Arbor Day Foundation recognizes cities for commitment to effective urban forest management. Hannibal meets the Foundationn’s requirements of a Tree Board, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita per year and an Arbor Day observance. Hannibal’s Tree Board will partnering with BASF in reforesting about three acres of city property east of Ely Street across the street from Dempsey Dog Park. That tree-planting is scheduled on April 16th in conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day. BASF has purchased 310 trees to be planted at that location with the help of Hannibal Parks & Recreation land preparation. Volunteers with gloves and shovels are needed to help plant the trees, which will start at 9 a.m.