The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 29, 2013

Biggest New Ulm tree measures more than 10 feet around

The Free Press

NEW ULM — An enormous elm has claimed this year's title of New Ulm's largest tree.

North Franklin Street resident Joshua Grau's elm in his front yard measures 10.05 feet in circumference.

The next-largest entrant measured 9.7 feet.

This is the fifth year the New Tree Advisory Commission has conducted its Big Tree Contest as part of Arbor Day events.

Winners receive up to $200 that can be applied toward purchase of a tree of their choice.