Tree Events 2016

2016 Tree City Award

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Chris Vild presents the 2016 Tree City Award to Mayor Gorden at the Arbor Day celebration.

On May 10, 2016 The City of Beachwood received its 20 year Tree City USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation.

This prestigious award requires these four standards be met:

Maintain a Tree Board or Department
Have a tree ordinance
Have a Community Forestry Program which spends a minimum of $2.00 per capita
Arbor Day Celebration

To learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation:

2016 Arbor Day Celebration

Moreland Garden Club Plaque
Moreland Garden Club Plaque

Mayor and Council
Melvin Jacobs, Justin Berns, Brian Linick and Mayor Merle Gordon Plant an Ohio Buckeye Tree
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Mayor Merle Gorden Plants an Ohio Buckeye with Help from Beechie 

The City of Beachwood held its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, May 13, 2016. The event was held at the Beachwood Cemetery (Warrensville East Cemetery) at the urging of the Beachwood Historical Society. An Ohio Buckeye was planted to replace a tree planted by the Moreland Garden Club at the Cemetery in 1934 honoring the first settlers resting there. 

What to do about Fallen Trees

If a tree has fallen on your property please contact a tree service company of your choice. See the City's ordinance regarding dead or damaged trees on private property.

If a tree has fallen on City property, i.e. your tree lawn please call the Service Department at 216-292-1922.

See how trees benefit your property

Trees can increase the value of your home

Did you know that trees provide many services beyond the beauty and curb appeal they lend to streets and properties?

One of the most important benefits of trees is the ability to capture and hold storm water. This leads to a reduction in the volume of water rushing through gutters and pipes following a storm. The result is less investment in expensive infrastructure (storm sewers) and cleaner water when the runoff reaches rivers and lakes.

Polluted urban storm water runoff (non-point source pollution) washes chemicals (oil, gasoline, road salts, fertilizers and other lawn chemicals) from hard surfaces, such as roadways and parking lots, into streams, wetlands, rivers and lakes.

Drinking water, aquatic life and the health of our entire ecosystem can be adversely affected by this process.

Trees act as mini-reservoirs, controlling runoff at the source. Trees reduce runoff by:

  • Intercepting and holding rain on leaves, branches and bark.
  • Increasing infiltration and storage of rainfall before it strikes the soil.
  • Tree roots hold the soil in place and prevent sediment (another major component of non-point source pollution) from entering lakes and streams.
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