Marr Park has received new residents in the form of trees. The Washington County Conservation Board received a tree grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Instead of a monetary award, this grant gave the conservation board over 200 saplings to plant. These trees will replace a large portion of ash trees that died due to the Emerald Ash Borer invading the trees and killing them. The species of the 200 trees planted at the bird blind at the northwest corner of the park and western fence line include: sycamores, swamp white oaks, red oaks, white pine, bur oaks, and cypress. Executive Director Zach Rozmus says efforts to find and chop down dead ash trees will continue as they search for more around the conservation owned parks.