Arbor Day Planting

On Arbor Day, April 28, Western Reserve Land Conservancy hosted an Arbor Day Tree Planting with the City of Cleveland and students at Breakthrough School’s Citizens Academy in Glenville. The event is generously supported by Eaton and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Cleveland’s Tree Canopy Goal, an important objective called for in the Cleveland Tree Plan, will be announced at the event. The event will begin with brief remarks from City of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Cleveland Tree Coalition Chairs Sandra Albro and Jill Ziegler. Western Reserve Land Conservancy President and CEO Rich Cochran, Breakthrough Schools CEO Alan Rosskamm, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Sustainability Manager Jenita Warner, and Holden Forests & Gardens Interim CEO Paul Abbey will also speak. Remarks will be followed by a ceremonial tree planting.

After the ceremony, Citizens Academy students – alongside local government officials, school staff, and volunteers – will plant 15 robust trees on the Citizens Academy campus. Land Conservancy representatives will teach students about the importance of trees as well as the planting and maintenance process by watching demonstrations before planting the trees themselves

  • City of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson
  • Sandra Albro and Jill Ziegler, Cleveland Tree Coalition Chairs
  • Rich Cochran, Western Reserve Land Conservancy President and CEO
  • Alan Rosskamm, Breakthrough Schools CEO
  • Jenita Warner, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Sustainability Manager
  • Paul Abbey, Holden Forests & Gardens Interim CEO
  • Students from Cleveland’s Collinwood High School and East Technical High School
  • Staff and volunteers from the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Breakthrough Schools, Davey Tree, Holden Forests & Gardens, Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Photographer: 
William Rieter