BEAUTIFICATION

NORTH AVONDALE “LANDMARK” TREES

Do you have a special tree in your yard?  Have you admired a tree in a neighbor’s garden?  If so, please nominate these trees to be considered as “Landmark” trees of North Avondale.  We are very loosely following guidelines set up by the East Row Garden Club in Newport when they established their Landmark Tree Program.  Suggestions on criteria to consider when nominating a tree follow.  Please send your nomination, and its location, and why you think the tree qualifies to Jolene Struebbe at . A photo would be great as well!  It is our hope that we can label/recognize these special trees publicly in the future! Note: This program is not intended to have legal overlays.

The “Landmark Tree” program aims to recognize significant trees within North Avondale’s urban forest. These trees are valuable assets to the community, and have continued to provide multiple environmental, physical, social, and economic benefits instrumental in shaping our neighborhood. The hope is that this program will encourage deeper appreciation of our trees, especially those of unusual size, historic or cultural significance or other unique characteristics. A tree may qualify as a Landmark Tree if it meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Has attained significant size in height, trunk diameter or canopy spread;
  • Has significance because of its age;
  • Has special aesthetic qualities for its species;
  • Possesses rare horticulture value;
  • Has historical significance to a person, place or event.

Final decision on inclusion in the North Avondale Landmark Tree program rests with the Beautification committee.

Jolene Struebbe, Co-Chair

We are very grateful to Jolene Struebbe for stepping up to be NANA’s Beautification Co-Chair! (Parks and Gardens).  Thank you, Jolene!

Also, many thanks to our expert volunteer gardeners who keep NA beautiful with their amazing contributions to our public gardens:

  • Deb Corwin, Beth Ewing, Carolyn and Jake Gillman, Emily Harten, Brian Hill, Kim Hubbard, Richard Jackson, Sarah Koucky, Charlene Morse, Mary Piper and Ann Wong

Watch for Cincinnati Park’s “Amazing Volunteer Lives Here” yard signs which will be placed in the yards of exemplary Park volunteers. With limited signs, these will be rotated among our amazing volunteers. Sarah Koucky made us proud as she was highlighted in CincyParks Volunteers Newsletter this month. Kiddos to her and all of our great park volunteers for making NA Shine!

We are still in search of volunteers to help with Gardening, and a Beautification Co-Chair primarily to act as Keep Cincinnati Beautiful liaison and litter control. Please email if you can help.

Hope to see you out enjoying the neighborhood,

Maura Wolf, Interim Beautification Co-Chair

 

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