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.
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.