City of Parma Heights Urban Canopy Enhancement Program

Ever since Mayor Byrne announced his "Greening of Parma Heights" initiative upon taking office in 2010 and we began our "Transportation for Livable Communities- the Greening of Pearl Road Initiative" back in 2013, we have been hearing about our city's tree canopy and how important it is to our community: but our commitment began long before then.  Parma Heights  been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation since 1990. In fact, our Master Tree Plan and Ordinance was passed in 1965.

              Our tree canopy effects:              
                           - our property values
                           - flooding issues
                           - the beauty of our  
                           - our health
and a number of other important issues

            In 2020, the city spent $66,636 for the planting, trimming, removal, and other expenses to
            support this vital asset to our community.

            The entirety of our city lies within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern and in the Cleveland 
            Metroparks Secondary Center Ecosite so attention to our canopy is vital not just to our city but
            to NE Ohio as well.


City of Parma Heights Tree Board

Chairperson – Joseph E. Sebes
Board Member – Robert P. Sepik
Board Member – Stacey Allen
Board Member – Renee Overstreet
Board Member – Richard Sidoti 
Board Member – Christine Hnat

For a thorough overview of what a tree canopy is -

check out this link to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service!

Here's some important links for homeowners and businesses:

Taking Care of Your Tree Lawn Tree

Your Tree Questions Answered 

Parma Heights' Master Tree Plan
       - Map

Ordinance #1996 - 3 Establishing Position of Arborist/Tree Consultant 

Ordinance #2005-10 Storm Water Management, Sediment and Erosion Control and
Wetlands Protection

For more about the "Greening of Parma Heights" check out our:


TLCI (Transportation for Livable Communities - Greening of Pearl Road Initiative)

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