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Cleveland is Tree City USA for 25th year

Cleveland is Tree City USA for 25th year

By BRIAN GRAVES

Staff Writer

A group of around 50 tree lovers braved the rain and the chilly temperatures Saturday morning to help make Cleveland an even more beautiful place.

The occasion was Arbor Day, but it was even more significant as Cleveland celebrated its 25th consecutive year with recognition as a Tree City USA.

More than 200 trees were planted along the soon to be completed Casteel Connector, which will lead the Greenway into Tinsley Park.

The effort was lead by the Cleveland Parks and Recreation Department, and the trees were gifted by Cleveland Sunrise Rotary and the Rotary Club of Cleveland.

“We know the importance of trees,” said Mayor Tom Rowland. “We take great pride in being a Tree City USA and that is part of the spirit of this city.”

Tinsley Park will become an even more popular destination as the new tennis courts are scheduled to be completed around May 1.

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