Let’s celebrate Overland Park’s 60th anniversary by planting 6,000 trees in 2020!
The City gave away free tree saplings at the Mayor’s State of the City luncheon.
More will be available at the Arbor Day tree seedling giveaway. Or, purchase your own tree off the approved street tree list and plant it.
To be included in the list of 6,000 trees planted for Overland Park’ 60th Anniversary, share your planting with us! Use this form to let us know what you’re planting and be included. Then, post a photo or video of you or your family planting the tree to social media. Use #treesforOP60 to be included.
If there is no space in your yard, this seedling tree may be planted in a container, such as a 3-pound coffee can.
If a container is used, punch at least five holes the size of a penny in the bottom of the can. Then, fill the container to within one inch of the top with the best soil available and follow the same planting instructions as are given for
planting in other places. Water twice each week.
Besides periodic waterings, mulching is important to the trees. A mulch is a material such as peat moss, straw, leaves, pecan shells or ground bark which is placed around the base of the tree to protect the roots against extremely low or high temperatures. Mulches also help to conserve moisture and through the process of decay, they add organic matter to the soil.