On June 10, 2020, we planted an Elm tree on 94 Silver Street in honor of the city’s history.
In the 1930s, both sides of Silver Street was shaded by Elm Trees. By the 1960s and 1970s, as Waterville began to develop, many trees were removed by construction, but once the Dutch Elm disease began its destruction on our beautiful Elm trees, the remaining trees were severely impacted and had to be removed completely.
In an effort to preserve our important history, we planted our Elm tree hoping to bring more Elm trees back to “Elm City,” the name Waterville is well known for. Our hope is that others on Silver Street will plant an Elm tree or two and finally get back to our roots. Until then we will continue to nurture our tree for many years to come.