Arbor Day is April 28th but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about creating a healthy environment of trees in the Cleveland community. Colby Sattler is the Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager and Kirby Broadnax is the Beam Fellow of Placemaking and Equity. They are here to show us some proper tree planting techniques.

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EarthFest – Cleveland Tree Coalition Tree Seedling Giveaway

Apr. 22 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

Celebrate the Year of Vibrant Green Space at Ohio's largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation. EarthFest will feature over 270 exhibitors in our nine eco-exhibit areas including Vibrant Green Space, Clean Transportation, Clean Water, Community Works, Environmental & Energy Science, Family Fun, Green Home & Garden, Health & Fitness and Local & Sustainable Food.

The Cleveland Tree Coalition will hand out 2,500 tree seedling giveaways in honor of Arbor Day!

Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway at Mitchell’s Ice Cream Stores

Apr. 28 starting at 11 a.m. at all 8 Mitchell’s Ice Cream stores

Mitchell’s Ice Cream and Western Reserve Land Conservancy are teaming up to provide 2,000 tree seedlings to customers on Arbor Day. Visit any one of Mitchell’s stores across Northeast Ohio on Apr. 28 for a delicious ice cream treat and receive a tree seedling (while supplies last) to plant in your yard. Customers are encouraged to try one of Mitchell’s tree-inspired treats in honor of Arbor Day!

Upcoming Sherwick Tree Steward Trainings

Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Holden Forests & Gardens have partnered to provide Sherwick Tree Steward Trainings where citizens learn how to plant, care for and maintain trees. Training residents to maintain existing and newly planted trees is critical to the success of the Cleveland Tree Plan and our collective reforestation work. Register for the training workshops taking place soon in Cleveland’s Slavic Village, Glenville, and Cudell neighborhoods online at or by calling 216-515-8300.