Tree in Porter Park honors longtime PV volunteer Jim Hanson

The tree planting ceremony honoring Jim Hanson.
Long-time tree board member and Prairie Village volunteer was honored posthumously Saturday with the planting of a Frontier Elm in Porter Park.

The city’s tree board celebrates each Arbor Day with the planting of a tree in honor of a Prairie Village resident. Hanson was an active member of the community, serving on the Prairie Village Homes Association among other organizations. He passed away last December at the age of 87.

The tree board accepts nominations at the beginning of each year for the person it will honor with its Arbor Day tree.