Melvin Jacobs, Justin Berns, Brian Linick and Mayor Merle Gordon Plant an Ohio Buckeye Tree
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.
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.