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Ohio Tops for Trees

Forest with fogOhio leads the country in tree planting. 

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer  "Ohio, for the 26th year, has more Tree City USA communities - 249 - than any other state. Ohioans last year planted more than 35,000 trees and spent more than $36 million on urban forestry efforts."

A list of the 249 Ohio cities that are Tree City USA communities is available on the Arbor Day Foundation website.  As well as Tree City USA commuities throughout the country.

Arbor Day in Ohio is April 27, 2007.   Arbor Day ideas from the Ohio Division of Natural Resouces Division of Forestry includes "plant a tree"  of course.

You can order free trees from the Arbor Day Foundation website when you become a member. 

The Division of Forestry believes Ohio's "urban forests" are the fastest increasing forested areas in the state. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry: "America's forestry movement actually started in Ohio with the creation of the American Forestry Association in Cincinnati in 1875." 

Central Ohio cities on the list of Tree City USA communities include Canal Winchester, Dublin, Gahana, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Powell, Upper Arlington, Westerville and Worthington.  The biggest challenge faced in Ohio forestry is controlling the Emerald Ash borer.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMaureen McCabe • March 08 2007 08:47PM
Ohio Tops for Trees
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Ohio leads the country in tree planting. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio, for the 26th year, has more Tree City USA communities - 249 - than any other state. Ohioans last year planted more than 35, 000 trees and spent more than… more