In the fall of 2014 the city was awarded a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant to contract for a Street tree inventory. One criteria to receive the grant was a publicity plan that included we received a TRIM grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Our publicity plan was to share the results of the tree inventory on the city’s website and cable access channel.
November 2002, was the start of a five phase project to inventory street trees in the City of St. Joseph. The final phase was completed April 7, 2015 by Arbor Pro Inc. who inventoried 2,024 trees in the north area of the city. The project area includes the streets within the north boundary of County Line Road, ease boundary of Interstate 29, west boundary of Interstate 229 and south boundary of Highland Avenue. During the five phases, a total of 15,408 trees were inventoried.
All phases of the total inventory were made possible by Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grants from the Missouri Department of Conservation.