Arbor Day 2018 - Don't Miss Out!

 

 web_IMG_7057.jpgCleveland is in the midst of citywide revitalization to improve the quality of life for all citizens, and improving tree canopy is an important element in that transformation. Trees are a critical piece of our community: trees make us healthier and safer, add economic value to our homes and businesses, help us meet environmental challenges, and improve our natural world.

 

Cleveland was once nicknamed The Forest City, but over the last several decades the city has lost about half its tree canopy.The Cleveland Tree Plan is built on the need to rebuild the urban forest, together.

 

This Arbor Day, do your part to reforest the Forest City at one of the following fantastic #ArborDayCLE events organized by the Cleveland Tree Coalition or one of its institutional members.

 

If you know of another Arbor Day event taking place in Northeast Ohio, please email sustainability@city.cleveland.oh.us and we will help spread the word.

 

SELECT EARTH DAY AND ARBOR DAY EVENTS in NORTHEAST OHIO

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 21st

Tree Planting

Reforesting Slavic Village

     Date of event: Saturday, April 21st from 8:30am-1pm

     Location: Boys and Girls Club, 6114 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44127

     Organizer(s): Reforesting Slavic Village

     Contact information: Western Reserve Land Conservancy (216-515-8300)

     Website: https://www.wrlandconservancy.org/event/treeplanting42118/

     Is the event open to the public? YES

     Are there volunteer opportunities? YES

 

Special Event

Party for the Planet

     Date of event: Saturday, April 21st from 10am-5pm

     Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109

     Website: https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo/programs-events/2018/special-events/party-for-the-planet

     Is the event open to the public? YES

     Additional details or comments: Free with paid admission to the Zoo

 

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Thursday, April 26th 

Fundraiser

Toast to Trees

    Date of event: Thursday, April 26th from 6:00-8:00pm

    Location: Market Garden Brewery Distribution Center, 1741 W. 24th, Cleveland, OH 44113

    Organizer(s): Western Reserve Land Conservancy

    Contact information: Catlin Layton, 440.528.4161, clayton@wrlandconservancy.org

    Registration: https://www.wrlandconservancy.org/event/toasttotrees18/

    Is the event open to the public? YES

    Is there a fee to participate? $10 admission

Additional details or comments: Join Western Reserve Land Conservancy at Toast to Trees! Celebrate Arbor Day Eve and the      Land Conservancy’s Reforest Our City efforts to restore the tree canopy in Cleveland. The event is sponsored by Market Garden Brewery who will brew a special beer for the event.  Market Garden will generously donate $1 of every beer purchase to reforesting our city.

 

Friday, April 27th (Arbor Day)

Tree Giveaways

City of Cleveland Arbor Day Tree Planting

     Date of event: Friday, April 27th from 9:00am-1pm

     Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy and the adjacent NEORSD Site, 800 Linn Drive, Cleveland, OH 44108

     Organizer(s): Western Reserve Land Conservancy

     Contact information: Catlin Layton, 440.528.4161, clayton@wrlandconservancy.org

     Website and Advance Registration: www.wrlandconservancy.org/event/treeplanting42718

     Is the event open to the public?: Yes

     Are there volunteer opportunities?: Yes

Additional details or comments: Join the City of Cleveland, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and Holden Forests & Gardens to plant trees in honor of Arbor Day! Volunteers at this project will work to prepare this site and plant trees. Special thanks to our project sponsors: Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Dominion Energy, and Eaton.

 

City of Brecksville Arbor Day Celebration

     Date of event: Friday, April 27th at 1:30pm

     Location: Central School on Arlington Avenue

     Organizer(s): City of Brecksville

     Contact information: Charles Owen (440-526-4794)

     Website: http://www.brecksville.oh.us/

     Is the event open to the public?: Yes

     Are there volunteer opportunities?: Yes

     Additional details or comments: The tree is to replace one lost to EAB.

The Principal at Central, Mr. Hartland, and about 50 fourth grade students will help the Brecksville Horticulture Department with the planting.

 

Arbor Day Tree Planting at Forest Hills Park

     Date of event: Friday, April 27th at 1:30pm

     Location: East Cleveland parking lot off Lee Road (near Brewster)

     Organizer(s): East Cleveland Parks Association

     Contact information: Sue Wolpert (suewolpert@yahoo.com ; 216-410-2456)

     Is the event open to the public? YES

     Are there volunteer opportunities? YES

Additional details or comments:  Be a part of replanting a deforested area of Forest Hills Park with 200 seedlings of Eastern Red Cedar, White Pine, Black Spruce, and American Larch. Volunteers bring your work gloves.

 

Tree Seedling Adoption/Giveaways

Western Reserve Land Conservancy Tree Seedling Adoption

     Date of event: Friday, April 27th from noon-9:00pm or while supplies last

     Location: Two locations: Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream Ohio City, 1867 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 and Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream Uptown, 11444 Uptown Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

     Organizer(s): Western Reserve Land Conservancy

     Contact information: Catlin Layton, 440.528.4161, clayton@wrlandconservancy.org

     Website: www.wrlandconservancy.org/event/treeadoption18

     Is the event open to the public?: Yes

Additional details or comments: How are you going to celebrate Arbor Day? We have you covered! Join us for the 3rd annual Land Conservancy Tree Adoption! Western Reserve Land Conservancy has 800 tree seedlings that need a loving home. Join us at Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City and Uptown on Arbor Day to adopt your very own tree seedling! We will be at Mitchell’s slinging scoops, talking trees, and celebrating Arbor Day.

 

Holden Forests and Gardens Tree Seedling Giveaway

      Date of event: April 27th from 10 am – 4 pm or while supplies last

      Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH and

            Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH

      Organizer(s): Holden Forests and Gardens

      Website: www.cbgarden.org and www.holdenarb.org

      Is the event open to the public?: Yes

Additional details or comments: One seedling per family. The seedling giveaways are sponsored by the Bartlett Tree Experts and Davey Tree.

 

Tree Hunt

Cleveland Metroparks Scavenger Hunt

     Date of event: Friday, April 27th from 3:30-4:30pm

     Location: Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation, Canalway Center, 4524 East 49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125

     Organizer(s): Cleveland Metroparks (216-206-1000; mel3@clevelandmetroparks.com)

     Registration : https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/programs-events/2018/ohio-erie-canal-reservation/april/going-on-  a-tree-hunt

     Is the event open to the public? YES

Additional details or comments: A scavenger hunt identifying different trees around the nature center will lead you to the elements you need for a fun tree-themed craft. Registration online or by phone ends April 25 at 3 p.m.

 

Lecture

Lyceum Lecture: Doug Tallamy: Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home

      Date of event: Friday, April 27th from 7:00-9:30pm

      Location: Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street, State Rt. 303, Peninsula, OH 44264

      Organizer(s): Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

      Registration : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lyceum-lecture-doug-tallamy-restoring-natures-relationships-at-home-tickets-37494324534

      Bringing Nature Home (http://www.bringingnaturehome.net/)

 

Sunday, April 29th

Tree Planting

Arbor Day Tree Planting at Forest Hills Park

     Date of event: Sunday, April 29th at 1:30pm

     Location: Great Meadow of Forest Hills Park in Cleveland Heights (meet in parking lot)

     Organizer(s): East Cleveland Parks Association & Susan Wolpert

     Contact information: Sue Wolpert (suewolpert@yahoo.com ; 216-410-2456)

     Registration : https://doanbrook.worldsecuresystems.com/index.html (at the bottom of the page)

     Is the event open to the public? YES

     Are there volunteer opportunities? YES, please register

Additional details or comments:  We will be planting, mulching, staking, caging, watering, 20 Valley Forge Elm and Tulip Poplar trees in the Great Meadow of Forest Hills Park. These larger trees will need to be staked, mulched and caged as part of the planting process. Volunteers bring your work gloves.

 

Hikes

Arbor Day Forest Bathing

     Date of event: Sunday, April 29th from 11am-12:30pm

     Location: West Creek Reservation, Center Park Picnic Area

     Organizer(s): Cleveland Metroparks

     Contact information: 440-887-1968; wsc@clevelandmetroparks.com

     Website: https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/programs-events/2018/west-creek-reservation/april/arbor-day-forest-bathing

     Is the event open to the public? YES

Additional details or comments:  Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing, is a practice developed in Japan in the 1980’s as a preventative health care measure.  Engage your senses in the serenity of West Creek’s watershed to feel the rejuvenating effects of forest bathing with naturalist.

 

Wednesday, May 2nd, 10th and 12th

Tree Education

Tree Huggers 101

Date of event(s): Wednesday, May 2nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10th from 6:30-8:30, and Saturday May 12th from 10:00 a.m.- Noon

Locations: See here for locations. 

Organizer(s): Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact information: http://cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2018/05/02/tree-huggers-101-reaching-new-heights-with-better-tree-planting-and-care--strongsville

Is the event open to the public? YES

Additional details or comments: YOU can help increase canopy cover and reduce runoff all while beautifying your yard and your neighborhood - all by planting a tree!

Proper planting and care are essential for young trees to survive and thrive. At this workshop, participants will learn the basics of tree planting and care, including a hands-on tree planting demonstration. An overview of county-wide tree canopy restoration efforts will also be presented.

 

Saturday, May 17th

Maple Heights Tree Planting

Date of event: Saturday, May 17th from 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Location: Maple Heights Senior Center, 15901 Libby Road Maple Heights, OH 44137

Organizer: Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact information: http://cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2018/05/17/maple-heights-tree-planting

Is the event open to the public? YES

Additional details or comments: Join us as we put conservation on the land and increase the urban canopy by planting trees.

 

Saturday, May 19th

Tree Planting

Oakwood Tree Planting

Date of event: Saturday, May 19th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: Park at Village Hall, 24800 Broadway Ave. Oakwood, OH 44146

Organizer: Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact information: http://cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2018/05/19/oakwood-tree-planting

Is the event open to the public? YES

Additional details or comments: Join us as we put conservation on the land and increase the urban canopy by planting trees.

 

 

 

 

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