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Beautification: Summer 2022

Water your TREES!!  It has been HOT and DRY! Your trees need watering! Especially new trees! Urban Forestry recently planted many trees in our neighborhood. To keep these trees alive, please water them. Urban Forestry does NOT water the street trees. I know some of you may have trouble getting your hose or sprinkler or irrigation all the way to the street for the trees, but you can still water them! Urban Forestry suggests using either a bucket or some milk jugs with small holes drilled in them, and then set around the tree to use as a slow drip. I think this is an excellent idea!

Also, please be advised that due to budget constraints, Urban Forestry does not automatically plant a new tree after one is removed or dies. You must make a request for a new tree. We have been told that due to extreme budget constraints they will not be taking any tree planting requests for about a year or so but if you want to plant your own tree in the ROW, you can contact urban forestry for a permit to do so. Please reach out to our North Avondale Urban Forestry contact, Marianne Prue at Marianne.Prue@cincinnati-oh.gov. 

Great Ohio Gardens

If you are looking to stay close to home, especially with the price of gas, check out these great Ohio Gardens this Summer:

  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron
  • Schoepfle Gardens in Birmingham
  • Topiary Park in Columbus
  • Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus * (has an awesome floral animal topiary exhibit this summer)
  • Barn N Bunk Farm Market in Trenton
  • Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield*
  • Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark in Dayton *
  • Glenwood Gardens in Cincinnati -great kids area
  • The Dawes Arboretum in Newark*

*Check this out! A Great Garden Membership that will save you money! If you are not a member of the American Horticultural Society and you visit gardens across the state and country (and plan to go to the ones above with a *), you are missing out! For as little as $35 a year, you can get free admission and other discounts at more than 345 public gardens and arboreta across North American via the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program.  I have been a member for years and think this is such a great deal and it introduces me to new gardens!  


Litter needs Help!  If you have a passion for clean streets, sidewalks and yards, please help us and consider becoming a member of the Litter Sub Committee. You can do as much or as little as you have time and passion for. Please reach out to me if you want to learn more or to volunteer!  jmstruebbe@gmail.com

Happy Summer!!

Jolene Struebbe. Beautification Chair & Judy Evans, Community Gardens Chair

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