Celebrating Arbor Day with Mitchell’s!

Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream and Western Reserve Land Conservancy have teamed up to provide tree seedlings to customers on Arbor Day. Did you try one of Mitchell’s tree-inspired treats in honor of Arbor Day? Perhaps a scoop of Butter Pecan, Geauga Maple Walnut, Toasted Pistachio or Vegan Salted Caramel Pecan?

PLANT YOUR SEEDLING

Now that you’ve eaten your delicious treat, it’s time to get to work. Watch this brief instructional video on how to plant your seedling:

 

WHY PLANT TREES?

Trees save energy, reduce stormwater runoff, enhance property values, improve water quality and make our neighborhoods more attractive. But in many urban and suburban communities, tree canopies are dwindling – the city of Cleveland loses approximately 97 acres of canopy each year. Western Reserve Land Conservancy launched Reforest Our City to reverse the trend.

During its inaugural year, the Land Conservancy planted over 1,800 trees in Cleveland neighborhoods. Trees were planted by a host of individual volunteers, ages 8 to 80, and community partners including schools, block clubs and community development corporations.

In 2015, the Land Conservancy joined the City of Cleveland, LAND studio, Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress in creating the Cleveland Tree Plan, a community-wide collaborative effort to rebuild the urban forest through partnership.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REFOREST OUR CITY?

  • Attend an upcoming Sherwick Tree Steward Training hosted by Holden Arboretum and Western Reserve Land Conservancy to learn how to properly select, plant and maintain trees on your property and in your community.
  • Make a donation to help Reforest Our City!

THANK YOU MITCHELL’S!

The Land Conservancy sincerely thanks Mitchell’s Ice Cream for their work to celebrate Arbor Day and reforesting of the Forest City!

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