2004 - Community Effort - Town of Morrison
Town of Morrison - Population: 636
Imagine a place where two-thirds of the citizens not
only know all about Arbor Day, but they also contribute to
beautification efforts and attend a celebration of it. Your imagination
has taken you to the very real town of Morrison - population 636 - a
horticultural oasis on the edge of the prairie where every right-of-way
is adorned with trees, flowering shrubs and ornamental grasses.
With the design help of Lou Anella from Oklahoma State
University, Morrison recently turned an abandoned tract of land into a
gorgeous arboretum and amphitheater that serves as a living laboratory
for environmental education. This Tree City U.S.A. town also is busy
creating an attractive community park for rest and recreation.
judges hailed this as "a great town effort" and "a beautiful job"! We
would add that the Town of Morrison is a beacon of good news for
motivated communities throughout Oklahoma.
Posted on 05/01/2004
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under