This Old Tree

The Moses Cleaveland Trees

May 26, 2023 Doug Still Season 1 Episode 16
This Old Tree
The Moses Cleaveland Trees
Show Notes

In 1946, 153 "Moses Cleaveland Trees" were chosen as landmark trees to represent the City of Cleveland's 150-yr anniversary. Not only did they harken back to the pre-settlement forest - they were in fact part of it. The existence of each one became hazy over time, until a group organized by the City and the Early Settlers Association set out to find them again. Do they still survive?

Dr. Roy Larick
Retired Archaeologist
Owner of Bluestone Conservation
Vice Chair of the Euclid Shade Tree Commission
Member of the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve

Margeaux Apple
Collections Coordinator
Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Dr. Michael Melampy
Professor Emeritus
Baldwin Wallace University

Consulting Editor
David Still II

Theme Music
Diccon Lee,

Dahn Hiuni,

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