The City of Elyria has been recognized for the past 25 years as a “Tree City USA” by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and The National Arbor Day Foundation. To qualify for this honor, the City designated the Parks and Recreation Board as our Tree Board, established ordinances for proper tree management and spent more than $2 per capita through a well managed tree maintenance program.

Residents with concerns about the trees in the tree lawn should contact the Forestry Division at 440-323-3184.

When new curblawn trees are planted, residents are encouraged to water these trees during the first couple years after planting.

If you want to plant a tree in your curblawn at your own expense, then contact the office for site evaluation and tree species approval. An approved list of tree species to be matched with appropriated site conditions is available.