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Cleveland Tree Coalition applauds Cuyahoga County’s $5M proposed funding commitment for trees

CLEVELAND, OH (April 18, 2019) – During today’s State of the County address, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced that he will present to County Council a $5 million investment to support increasing the region’s tree canopy cover over the next five years. “I am pleased to be able to propose this lead funding to …

Why Trees?

A growing body of research and documentation validates the critical role that a robust urban tree canopy plays in providing an environment that contributes to residents’ health and economic well-being as well as helping to meet the many environmental and ecological challenges that impact their daily lives.

Trees improve public health and safety

By improving air quality and reducing the heat island effect of paving and buildings, trees have been proven to improve oxygen levels, reduce asthma and other respiratory issues, and reduce violence in neighborhoods as tree canopy increases.

Trees add economic value to residential properties and businesses

Trees and landscaping around residential and business properties reduce heating and cooling needs, as well as increase business traffic in commercial districts.

Trees meet environmental challenges

Trees slow the flow and quantity of rainwater that enters storm drains and reduce the quantity of pollutants that enter our waterways. Additionally, the ability of trees to absorb carbon dioxide and store carbon helps combat the increasing impacts of a changing climate.

Trees improve our natural world and its inhabitants

A larger tree canopy increases urban wildlife habitat for song birds, small mammals, and pollinators. A healthy urban forest is a critical component of wildlife, air, water, soil, and other conservation efforts.

Track Your Trees

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Who We Are

The Cleveland Tree Coalition is a collaborative group of public, private and community stakeholders that have partnered with the City of Cleveland to rebuild our urban forest. The coalition is striving to create a healthy, vibrant, sustainable, and equitable urban forest by working collaboratively to implement the Cleveland Tree Plan. Together, we’re making Cleveland the Forest City once again.

Cleveland Tree Coalition members


Alliance for the Great Lakes

American Forests

Bartlett Tree Experts

Campus District

Case Western Reserve University

Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland

City of Cleveland Urban Forestry

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland City Council

Cleveland City Planning

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Cleveland State University

Cuyahoga Land Bank

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Cuyahoga River Restoration

Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Davey Resource Group

Dominion Energy

Environmental Design Group

Forest City Realty Trust

Green Ribbon Coalition

Holden Forests & Gardens


Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Lakeview Cemetery

LAND Studio

City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects

City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Landscape Association

Ohio State University Extension


University Hospitals

West Creek Conservancy

Western Reserve Eco Network

Western Reserve Land Conservancy