Hannibal Tree Board members spent time in Central Park Wednesday morning looking at potential tree-planting sites.

Restoring the tree canopy in Central Park is one of many objectives of the Hannibal Tree Board.

Following their Wednesday morning meeting in city hall, board members crossed Fourth Street to Central Park to look for spots where new trees could be planted and won’t interfere with the various events which take place in the downtown park.

Flags were put in the ground to mark possible planting sites. Andy Dorian of the parks department said he would contact DIG-RITE and have the spots checked for underground utilities.

It was reported Wednesday that enough donations have been received to pay for eight tree plantings in the park.

At least some of the trees will be planted on April 27 when Arbor Day is observed in Hannibal.


Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .