Flower plantings around downtown Troy. Planters in front of Downtown businesses and the hanging baskets on utility poles around the square.
Christmas decorations around the square and levee (with support from the Troy Foundation)
Sponsor an Arbor Day program
Plant memorial trees and plaques
Tree management around the square
Conduct tree identification and tagging in the city parks
Make suggestions for new plantings around Troy
Present “Green Thumb” and “Merit” awards
Encourage organizations and citizens to beautify properties in Troy
Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day Ceremony this year will be on April 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Trostel Park on Union Street.
The late Edward L. Cox, former City Treasurer, will be honored with the planting of five Wright Brothers Sugar Maple Trees and a dedication plaque. Through the generosity of Troy Kiwanis, the book, “Tree Lady”, will be presented to Troy School’s third grade libraries.
History of the Troy City Beautification Committee
1969 - The Beautification Committee was started from an idea of a Garden Club.
1974 – Officially established as a city committee under Chapter 1103 of the Troy City Code
1978 – The first “Merit Award” was presented
1988 – The first “Green Thumb” award was presented
Green Thumb & Merit Awards
The purpose of the Green Thumb Award is to recognize the landscaping efforts of property owners in maintaining or improving their property and the overall beauty of the city.
Only projects or areas that are readily visible from the street can be rewarded
General care and overall maintenance
Size and mass of the area
Color, patterns and textures
Overall effect on the building, property and neighborhood
The purpose of the Merit Award is to recognize the architectural improvements made to properties or buildings in the city.
The project must be completed
Must be readily visible from the street
Overall effect and impact on the area or neighborhood