In the late 1800s Cleveland was known as “The Forest City” because of the wealth of trees that characterized the city. Not anymore. “Pittsburgh 40 – Cleveland 19” sounds like another loss to the Steelers, but it’s the comparison of percent tree canopy in each city. That’s right: Pittsburgh has more than twice the tree cover as Cleveland. But what does this have to do with the “livability” of a city? That’s the question that this year’s Hope for the City will address. This series is one of the many events being held in association with the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, whose focal topic in 2017 is the Year of Vibrant Green Space.
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The Cleveland Tree Plan: Reclaiming the title “The Forest City”
Clement W. Hamilton, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Holden Forests & Gardens (The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden)