C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-graders gathered in front of the school on Monday, May 13 to celebrate Arbor Day in Canfield. The mayor, park board members and some residents joined in a short ceremony in which the students read a poem.
Park Board President Mark Eddy said the American Elm that was planted in front of the school is a newer, disease-resistant elm.
"The elm almost died off from disease, but nurseries helped bring it back," Eddy said.
Photos by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Canfield Park Board President Mark Eddy explains the importance of Arbor Day to the fourth-graders at C.H. Campbell Elementary. An American Elm tree was planted at the school on Monday in honor of this year's fourth-grade classes.
He told students the new tree has been bred to withstand the elm disease that hit in the 1960s and almost wiped the trees out in North America.
After Eddy's talk, Mayor William Kay read the proclamation declaring May 13, 2013 as Canfield Arbor Day. The proclamation was handed to school Superintendent Alex Geordan and afterwards, the students joined together to read a poem on the importance of trees to the environment.