Fireblight Crab ApplesFirst, the bad news: the crab apple trees in front of our Main Branch are infected with a bacterial disease called fire blight. We love these trees that have beautified our library for nearly 40 years, but they are dying.

But trees are what everyone needs. So we’re teaming with Rooted in Trees to make sure the library grounds stay green.

We’re hosting a program on May 1 in honor of Arbor Day where Rooted in Trees will plant six new hardwood trees in our front yard to replace the dying crab apples.

On planting day, Rooted in Trees will also provide an educational program complete with demonstration plantings of several trees. In addition, FREE tree saplings will be given to participants.

Rooted in Trees is a public charity that’s dedicated to restoring the Northeast Ohio tree canopy while inspiring Ohioans to preserve the environment. It has also supported canopy projects in Kirtland Hills, the Geauga Park District, and Lake Erie College.