Arbor Day 2019: How are you celebrating?

Mark your calendar! National Arbor Day — a holiday dedicated to planting and caring for trees — is April 26, 2019.

Celebrate Arbor Day

You don’t have to be a professional arborist to participate in Arbor Day. All you need is a love for trees, and a willingness to donate your time and energy to a local event. Need a few ideas for how to celebrate this year? Check out the list below!

Find out when your state observes.

While, National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, that’s not your only chance to get your planting on! Many states observe on different dates throughout the year. Some states even dedicate an entire week to trees! Learn more here.

Lend a hand in your community.Arbor Day Foundation family planting

Not sure how to celebrate? Your contribution could be as small as reading a book about trees, or as large as organizing a tree planting in your community. Need ideas for how to volunteer your time? Find a list of ideas here.

Connect with a local tree care company.

Professional tree care companies and arborists often organize tree care and planting projects in their community. Why not contact your local tree care company and see what their plans are for the holiday? Find a tree care company here.

Time for Trees Initiative

This year, the Arbor Day Foundation launched the Time for Trees initiative, with the goal of planning 100 million trees in forests and communities around the globe and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry this mission forward – all to be done by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day.

Will you be one of the 5 million tree planters? Be sure to read up on planting trees before you get started – your trees will be healthier and happier in the long run if you do the work correct at the start!

We would love to hear about your plans for Arbor Day 2019! Leave a comment below to let us know what you’re up to.

 

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Family planting a tree – Arbor Day Foundation

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