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Arbor Day celebrations

Celebrating Arbor Day is a great way to bring together your community, school, neighborhood or family.  Arbor Day, a national day to plant and celebrate trees,  was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, the father of The Morton Arboretum founder, Joy Morton. The date of Arbor Day varies by state. LEARN MORE.

Tree tag kits  - coming soon

In 2015, there were two styles of tree tags available for individuals, groups or communities to use: educational tags and awareness tags. See flier:  Tree Tag Kit Flyer


Educational tags: One way to celebrate Arbor Day is to undestand the real value of a tree in your life. With our education Tree Tag Kits, a group can calculate the dollar value of the benefits of a particular tree, bringing awareness of how useful trees are in addition to their beauty.



Awareness tags: Using five different messages highlighting what trees need from us, you can be a champion of trees.  With our awareness Tree Tag Kits, you can celebrate Arbor Day and promote trees by hanging these tags.

Free Tree Tag Kits are available for use by individuals, school groups, community groups and municipalities.  To raise community awareness of the value of trees, it's best to hang tree tags on trees that are most visible to passersby. Schoolyards, parks and downtown street trees make great choices. 2016 tags coming soon.


Tree City USA

Many communities have shown how they value trees and built support for their community forests by applying to become a Tree City USA. LEARN MORe


Additional celebration resources

Looking for new ideas for your school or community event?  Planning an event from scratch?  There are many resources available for ideas.

PDF iconArbor Day Resources

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