Thursday, September 21, 2023

Cleveland suburb wants to be the next ‘Forest City’

Wondergrove Drive in suburban Euclid is an urban forester’s dream. While few
streets in Euclid offer such a wooded setting as the Brookwood Club area near
Lake Erie, more of the suburb’s residential streets and commercial districts
could use an increase of trees to provide cooling shade in summer and a
windbreak in winter (Google). CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM.

While Cleveland was once called the Forest City due to the tree-studded neighborhoods it boasted in the 19th century, one of its suburbs might be in a position to claim that title in the coming years thanks to a generous grant from the federal government. The benefits of more trees are simple — they help provide cooling shade in summer, a windbreak in winter, and more attractive business districts and residential areas that can increase property values.


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