Arbor Day 2022

The City of Beachwood celebrated Arbor Day on April 29 at the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School.  Highlights were Mayor Berns reading an Arbor Day proclamation, a poem recited by the students, and appearances by Beechie the Tree and the City arborists and tree truck.






Tree Planting for Success

Arbor Day 2019

Students from Hilltop School participated in Arbor Day festivities: reading poems, tree artwork, tree planting and cookies and punch.

Chris Vild welcomes everyone to Arbor Day celebrations while Justin Berns observes.

Hilltop students, poems in hand, wait to read them in front of Arbor Day banner.

Two Hilltop students read an Arbor Day poem while Alesha Trudell, fourth grade teacher looks on.

Students from Hilltop School plant a tree with assistance from the Beachwood Public Works Department

An assortment of Arbor Day poems written by Hilltop students are displayed in Beachwood City Hall.

Picture of of tree and a poem about Arbor Day designed by a Hilltop student.

Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2018

The City of Beachwood observed Arbor Day on Friday, April 27th. Two Accolade Elm trees were planted near the playground. Students from The Fairmount Early Childhood Center sang a song about trees and answered Mayor Horwitz's questions about the value of trees.

Beechie the Tree is dancing for school children

Beechie the Tree is dancing with a young gentleman

Mayor Horwitz tell history of Arbor Day while Beechie observes

Mayor Horwitz and Councilman Justin Berns are shoveling dirt around a newly planted tree for Arbor D


Tree City 2018

On May 8th, the City of Beachwood participated in the annual Tree City USA awards ceremony.  This year's event was hosted by the City of Avon Lake.  Beachwood received an award for participating in the program for 22 consecutive years.

The Arbor Day Foundation began Tree City USA awards in 1976 to promote excellence in urban forestry management.  There are currently over 3400 participating communities.  The State of Ohio has the largest number of Tree Cities in the country, with the greatest number of those in northeast Ohio.  Communities must meet four core standards to participate:

They must have a tree board or department

They must have a tree care ordinance

Their community forestry program must spend a minimum of $2.00 per capita

They must host an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

More Information on Tree City USA

Dan Burkholder and Chris Vild are holding the 2018 Tree City USA award and a plush stuffed alligator

City of Beachwood arborists Dan Burkholder and Chris Vild show off the City's Tree City USA award (with help from Avon Lake's mascot Albert Edward Gator). 

Tree Care

How to properly apply mulch around a tree