In 2022, the Tree Board led a project to select a species of tree to become the "official" tree of Lake Saint Louis. The Tree Board chose three species they felt best represented Lake Saint Louis, and residents were then able to vote for their favorite. The Eastern Red Bud won and is now officially recognized as the City Tree of Lake Saint Louis.
A graceful lady, this is a smaller sized tree, and when she begins to crown her rosy, purple clusters of flowers, it is a sure signal winter is finally over. The EASTERN RED BUD is often found in open woodlands, along the margins of streams and bluffs, and the white-tailed deer find her a tasty delight. This tree is incredibly popular for landscaping and can be found on many properties throughout the City.