Euclid's Shade Tree Cmmission, Giving you Something to Look Forward to

While the Euclid Shade tree commission is known for its wonderful Arbor Day celebrations, a day that began back in 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, encouraging people to plant trees, a day that became nationally recognized in 1970, a day where local Euclid humanitarians are honored by the planting of a tree in their name, it’s so much more than that. Even though the April holiday kicks off the season, the commissioners work hard year around planning for other events for the upcoming year.  As we bring 2018 to a close, we would like for you to prepare and mark your calendars for the events to come in 2019. They are sure to be a real treat and an exciting, educational and an enlightening time for the city of Euclid. Starting with Arbor day, April 26, 2019 where two new honorees will be honored with the planting of a tree and the installation of a plaque. Who will it be this year? You never know it just might be you.

You won’t want to miss the 2019 Euclid Pond and garden tour, a self guided tour that highlights the hidden treasures, gems if you will, of Euclid. Some of these gardens will have you double checking your GPS to make sure that you are still in Euclid. The tour will be held rain or shine, Saturday and Sunday July 13th & 14th. If you have ever gone on the tour you know that it is both beautiful and unique. I have seen everything from decked out back yards to beautiful side yards. Maybe this year we can come and see how your garden grows.  Hundreds of people come from all over north east Ohio to see the beautiful ponds and gardens that are cultivated by our very own Euclid residents, it is truly a highlight for the city.

If you would like to have your garden considered applications will be available soon. If you would simply like to enjoy the tour, tickets can always be purchased at the Lakeshore Coffee house once they go on sale, while you’re there grab yourself a scoop or two of Mitchell’s ice cream. As you look forward to these two wonderful events, keep an eye on out for other Shade Tree news on the city’s website and of course right here in the Euclid Observer. In addition to the events hosted here in Euclid, the commissioners also represent the city in other events such as the annual and esteemed Tree City USA event where Euclid receives the honor of being named a Tree City because of the work that the Shade Tree Commission does. So, while Arbor day is a major event, it’s a leaf off the many trees that make up the Euclid Shade Tree Commission.

Taneika Hill

I am the current Councilwoman for Ward 3 here in the city of Euclid. I am also a licensed minister at Imani Church which is located at 1505 E 260th St. I have lived in the city for 8 years now but I have worshiped and or worked in this city for almost 30 yrs. I love and believe in the city and I am glad to not only be a part of it, but serve in the capacity that I do.

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Volume 9, Issue 12, Posted 1:10 PM, 12.07.2018