Commission to gather ideas for tree lawn

CRIDERSVILLE — An area village’s Tree Commission members reported that a majority of fruit trees in the village have been removed.
Cridersville Tree Commission members reported at Monday’s Cridersville Village Council meeting that a majority of the red crab apple trees that are on the tree lawn along Main Street have been removed along with several pear trees.
Now, village administrators are waiting until autumn arrives to trim other trees in the tree lawn.
“We are waiting for the fall for the remaining tree trimming,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. “It cannot be done until the fall because of recommendations from Stephanie Miller.”
Miller is an arborist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, in Findlay, and has been working with the Cridersville Tree Commission on ideas for new species of trees and landscaping ideas to incorporate into the tree lawn on Main Street.
Village administrators are looking to evaluate tree lawns in other villages to view how certain types of species are working in that particular community, and look at how they may work in Cridersville.
Tree Commission members are planning a Fall visit to Bowling Green, to see their tree lawn and how their species of trees are growing in the city. They will then bring ideas back to the village, with help from Miller. Also, the commission will evaluate how many trees the village should have planting.
In other business, a ribbon cutting was held on Monday at the Cridersville Healthcare Center for the newly built gazebo. The gazebo, along with fencing and a canopy, were made possible through the generosity of Opal Miller, who was a former resident of Cridersville. She donated the money for this new project.
Also, a Friendship Garden was built on the location where two buildings had previously been removed from the property, and an awning was installed at the main entrance of the healthcare center.
Myers had the opportunity to be present at the ribbon cutting on Monday, and shared the news with the council on Monday.
In other business, a special council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday to review and discuss the zoning ordinance of the village.
Tony Schroeder, project manager at Choice One Engineering, will be present at the meeting to answer questions. This meeting will help with the updating of the village zoning.