A big, old tree is a living witness to the events of our lives and to the history of a community.
The City of North St. Paul Big Tree Registry Program was created by the Environmental Advisory Commission and was adopted by City Council on April 19, 2016. The purpose of the North St. Paul Champion Tree Registry is to raise awareness of and appreciation for North St. Paul’s largest trees. The commission received several registrations, and during a City Council meeting in March, the Commission presented Big Tree Registry nominees with certificates as well as a yard sign that will rotate monthly.
Lora & Stuart Mani had the Champion Tree; a Silver Maple totaling 342 points! Lora said that when the grandchildren are visiting, they enjoy playing by the tree and using the hidden knolls for their fairy figurines; by far their favorite place to play. Congratulations to all who submitted nominations. Nominations are taken on an on-going basis. Big Tree Registry was first issued in 1940 by the American Forest Foundation.