In brief


City offering shade trees to home owners

Dayton will be planting shade trees on homeowners’ properties this spring to help make neighborhoods greener and replenish the population of urban trees.

An urban forester will help residents to determine which trees are compatible based on lawn size and whether overhead wires are present. Please note that trees must be planted in the public right-of-way (tree lawn) and that this tree lawn must be at least 3 feet wide and 20 feet from overhead power lines. This does not include street light wires and telecommunication lines. Renters should submit a request to their landlords if requesting a tree on a rental property.

Tree planting will run from March 1 to May 31. The city will water these trees for the next two years. Requests must be received by April 1. Interested homeowners are encouraged to request a tree as soon as possible because supplies are limited.

Request a tree for your property by calling the Public Works call center at 937-333-4800 or by using the Dayton Delivers app.


19th Century Cookery Class

On March 11 from 5-7 p.m. Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7850 E. Shull Road., Dayton will be holding a 19th Century Cookery Class for Couples.

Couples are invited to participate in an evening of historic cooking lessons and parlor entertainments. Participants will learn how to prepare fresh, local vegetables and do some simple baking. Afterwards, participants will join us in the candlelit parlor for some historic games and entertainment. This class is for ages 18 and up and $35 per couple.

Registration is required and can be done up to the day of the event. You can register online at


Adopt a flower bed

Do you have a green thumb? Moraine needs volunteers from May through September for their Adopt-A-Flowerbed program. Volunteers will help keep beds weeded and looking beautiful. Call the city’s volunteer office at 937-535-1003 for information on how you can get started.


Easter egg hunt April 15

The 14th Annual City of Trotwood Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 15 beginning at 10 a.m. in Madison Park, 301 S. Broadway. The hunt is for children from independently walking through age 12.

Remember to bring your own Easter basket. For more information contact: Kelly Adams at 937-854-7227 or by email at

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