Register for this unique outdoor celebration of trees

One of the most effective, powerful ways we can greatly improve our communities is by the simple act of planting trees. Register soon to join Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, Geauga Park District, and the newly founded, Chardon-based Rooted in Trees organization for a free, family-friendly tree-planting event at Orchard Hills Park in Chesterland!

On Tuesday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, participants of all ages will learn how to properly plant a tree with local resource professionals, see hands-on demonstrations including staking, proper mulching and deer guard installation, and take home a free tree seedling donated by Bartlett Tree Experts.

Geauga Park District is excited about having new partners to help educate the public on the importance of native trees, Park Biologist Paul Pira said. “Our natural resource management staff, with the help of many local volunteer organizations, has been planting between 500 and 1,000 trees a year since 2009 as part of our reforestation and restoration plan for this unique park,” he added. “This public program will be a nice addition to our regular annual planting of native trees at Orchard Hills.”

Together we can leave a legacy and help regrow Northeast Ohio’s tree canopy…starting in our own backyard.

Registration is required by Monday, October 5, for all participants, who must dress for the outdoors, bring a face covering and practice social distancing at the event. To register, visit This program is part of the 2020 Lake Erie Starts Here: Stormwater, Phase 2, and You education series. For more information, email or call 440-834-1122.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.


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Author: Geauga News