Oak Hill Cemetery & Arboretum Arbor Day Tree Tour to Benefit the “Adopt an Ash” Program Held Today


Oak Hill Cemetery & Arboretum will have a tour of its trees on Saturday, April 27, at 11am to celebrate Arbor Day and to benefit the Adopt-An-Ash Program. The Adopt-An-Ash program helps save public Ash trees in Evansville from being killed by the non-native, invasive pest, the Emerald Ash Borer. This is a walking tour of some of the significant trees in Oak Hill Cemetery & Arboretum, as well as interesting facts and folklore of the species on the tour. All money raised by ticket sales will benefit saving the 23 endangered Ash Trees within Oak Hill Cemetery & Arboretum.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10 for students, and FREE for children under the age of 12, and can be ordered via Pay Pal at www.evansvilleparksfoundation.org/donate/ or you can pay in person with cash at the event. A sign in table will be located at the Veterans Plaza just inside the main gate of the cemetery.

This tour is the first known of its kind in the 171-year existence of Oak Hill Cemetery & Arboretum and will be hosted by the Evansville City Arborist, Shawn Dickerson.

You can learn more about how you can help in the fight against Emerald Ash Borer in Evansville by visiting evansville.adoptanash.org. For questions, please email Cemetery Superintendent Chris Cooke at ccooke@evansville.in.gov, or City Arborist, Shawn Dickerson at sdickerson@evansvil