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Cleveland Tree Coalition goes virtual to celebrate Arbor Day on April 24

Events will be held starting today and going through Saturday, April 25.

Many events around the world have had to postpone or cancel due to COVID-19, but the Cleveland Tree Coalition has created a new and interactive way to celebrate the week leading up to Arbor Day, which takes place this Friday, April 24.

Arbor Day is a national holiday where individuals are encouraged to plant trees and increase public knowledge on the importance of trees to the sustainability of life.

This is the fourth year that the group has arranged events around Cleveland, but the first year that all of them will be online.

Along with the help of organizations like the Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Public Library, and Holden Forests & Gardens, the group will perform various tree-related activities throughout the week, and encourage the public to join in.

Those who would like to follow along can visit the Cleveland Tree Coalition’s Facebook for more information, and follow along on Twitter with #ArborDayCLE.

A complete list of events throughout the week is listed below.

Monday, April 20

11 a.m.: Blog: Spotlight on 2019-2020 Cuyahoga County Healthy Urban Trees grant-funded projects

12:00 p.m.: Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Focus on Native Trees blog post

4 p.m.: Councilman Zone’s “Tree Tools” video

Tuesday, April 21

10:30 a.m.: Holden Forests & Gardens Facebook Live with Community Forestry Team

1 p.m.: Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) book reading video, “Tap the Magic Tree”

Wednesday, April 22

10 a.m.: NEORSD book reading video, “What the Forest Knows”

1 p.m.: Cleveland Metroparks’ Facebook Live Tree Planting

3 p.m.: Cleveland Neighborhood Progress video

Thursday, April 23

10 a.m.: Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District video

3 p.m.: Western Reserve Land Conservancy video: Unpackaging & planting your Community Canopy tree

Friday, April 24 – ARBOR DAY

9 a.m.: Video from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

10 a.m.: Holden Forests & Gardens launches Community Tree Care Toolkit

12 p.m.: Land Conservancy Tree Walk

1 p.m.: Cleveland Public Library book reading video, “Tree Lady”

Saturday, April 25

10 a.m.: Davey Resource Group tree video

12 p.m.: Davey Resource Group, Ask an Arborist live stream/Zoom call

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