Full datetime event:Wednesday, May 29, 2019From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cleveland has a long and rocky history with trees. It was referred to as “The Forest City” as far back as the 1820s, when then-Cleveland Village Council President Leonard Case, Sr. established an ordinance providing for the planting of shade trees. By the end of the 19th century, the city of Cleveland had great tree cover.
But in many urban and suburban communities, tree canopies are dwindling. Some trees are lost to development. Others are never planted or replaced due to municipal budget constraints.
The Land Conservancy launched Reforest Our City to reverse the trend. Starting in the city of Cleveland, Western Reserve Land Conservancy is working with its partners — including residents — to plant and maintain thousands of trees along streets, in parks and in other public spaces.
Join us along with Rich Cochran, CEO of Western Reserve Land Conservancy, to learn more about the organization's work and ways that you can help "spruce" up the tree canopy in the Forest City. Maybe we'll even tell acorn-y joke or two.