(Saturday, April 27, 2019) – On Friday, April 26, the City, in conjunction with the NSE/SIB K-8 School, celebrated Arbor Day at 182 Drive and Atlantic Boulevard with a tree planting. The students presented original works about trees and performed a song. The day is traditionally held the last Friday in April each year and is commemorated with tree plantings, poems, songs or other acknowledgments of the importance of having trees in our environment. Trees help combat climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees also offer cooling shade, block wind, attract birds and wildlife, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add beauty to our communities.