Celebrate Arbor Day

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Arbor Day is a worldwide tree-planting holiday that has been celebrated in Wisconsin since 1883. Though the holiday is observed on different dates according to planting conditions and local custom, Wisconsin’s official Arbor Day is the last Friday in April.

Four easy steps for a happy Arbor Day

  1. Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree and committing yourself to its care.
    Use this family-based activity [PDF] to learn how to properly plant and care for your seedling or learn how to plant and care for your landscape tree [PDF]
  2. Catch the Arbor Day spirit.
  3. Use music to celebrate your tree planting event.
  4. Join Wisconsin Tree City USA’s communities.
    Check to see if your city is recognized [exit DNR] as a Tree City USA.

Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods, and poets. To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel.

Aldo Leopold, forester, ecologist, educator and author of A Sand County Almanac

Activities

Be forest smart! Try these ready-to-use activities and lessons at home with family, in the classroom or at home-school.

Quizzers and crossword puzzles

Lesson plan for grades 5 through 8

More information

Last Revised: Tuesday April 15 2014