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
Owner of Bluestone Conservation
Vice Chair of the Euclid Shade Tree Commission
Member of the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Dr. Michael Melampy
Baldwin Wallace University
David Still II
Diccon Lee, www.deeleetree.com
Dahn Hiuni, www.dahnhiuni.com/home
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