In honor of Arbor Day, Keep Akron Beautiful asked Akron students to create a ten-word slogan to express what the world would be like without trees.
The winning slogan came from students at Harris Elementary School, with "No Trees, no healthy air, please plant trees everywhere."
Jim Hurley, the Ward 2 Akron councilman, presented a proclamation and certificate to Harris Principal Andrea Aller this morning at the school's temporary location at 400 W. Market St. R.B. Stout donated a tree that will be planted at the new school when it is completed in two years.
The runners-up slogans were:
* "The earth without trees is crayons with no color" from Our Lady of the Elms.
* "No trees ... dirty air! Dirty air? YUCK! Don't you care?" from Hatton Elementary School.
New trees, provided by Vizmeg Landscaping and Suncrest Gardens, will be planted at Our Lady of the Elms and Hatton Elementary School May 2.
Tara Mosley Samples, the Ward 5 councilwoman, was among the judges for the slogan contest.