Come celebrate trees at the City of Elkhart’s annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 p.m. at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Trees are an important resource – they cool our city, clean our air, and keep our soil from washing into the river. City trees have also been linked to lower crime rates, feelings of safety, and increased community-building. The City of Elkhart Forestry Division and the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) deliver the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration. This year the city strives for its 25th consecutive year as a Tree City USA community with a special celebration. A new visitor education area, focused on the impact that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) will have on our city and the actions homeowners can take, will be dedicated at the EEC. The event will also include a traveling urban wood utilization exhibit, live log milling and a tree planting demonstration. Join the Elkhart Environmental Center and the City Forester and help us proclaim our dedication to sustaining a healthy, vibrant city forest. This year’s event will be on Saturday April 27, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at the Elkhart Environmental Center and refreshments will be provided by Olive Garden. For more information, please call the Elkhart Environmental Center at 574-293-5070 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Elkhart Environmental Center is located at 1717 East Lusher Avenue in Elkhart, 5 blocks east of Main Street.