ELBURN – Elburn has once again been qualified as a Tree City USA for the 20th consecutive year, and to celebrate this honor, the village is hosting an Arbor Day ceremony at 10 a.m. April 27 at Elliott Family Park, located at the southwest corner of Blackberry Creek Drive and Corrigan Street in Elburn. Arbor Day is April 26.
Village officials, boy and girl scouts, the Park Commission and others will be planting a tree in the park after a reading of the Arbor Day proclamation, Joyce Kilmer's famous poem about trees and an explanation about the importance of Arbor Day, according to a news release from the village of Elburn.
The Tree City USA program is a nationally sponsored certification program created and managed by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
According to the news release, there are many important reasons to plant trees; they conserve energy, they help clean the air, they provide habitat for songbirds, they can increase your home’s value, they help keep our rivers and streams clean, they fight global warming and they enhance the aesthetics of our community.
This year's Arbor Day tree was donated by Doty Nurseries LLC in Maple Park.