Arbor Day Celebrations
March 3, 2015
Day is cause for a special celebration! Not only is it a day to admire the
abundant tree canopy we have been gifted, it is also an occasion to plant and
care for our own leafy legacy.
Arbor Day was founded in 1872 and takes place every year throughout the country
on April 24th. Elected officials and community members join together
on this holiday to give back to the trees which give us so much. From formal
proclamations to community-wide events, our nation’s communities work together
to emphasize the importance of trees during Arbor Day.
Californians, we get twice the tree holiday. Our great state observes both
National Arbor Day in April and California Arbor Week from March 7-14 each year.
So get in the holiday spirit and join an effort to pay homage to the trees that
clean our air, provide wildlife habitat, keep us healthy, and make California
feel like home.
Friday, March 6
California ReLeaf is kicking off the celebrations with a press conference for the Arbor Week poster contest
and a special presentation of the Arbor Day Foundation Tree Champion award to Chief Ken Pimlott on behalf of Governor Brown.
Saturday, March 7 from 9:00-12:00
Tree Foundation partners with City of Sacramento and the U.S. Forest Service to
plant 24 new trees at Fisherman’s Lake. These trees will also be studied for
the next 20 years to learn more about how climate change will affect our trees.
more on our Events page
Saturday, March 14 from 9:00-12:00
Woodland Tree Foundation will celebrate with the City of Woodland and community
volunteers by planting 100 new trees throughout town!
Learn more & register to volunteer at woodlandtree.org
or call (530) 867-3130.
Saturday, March 14 from 11:30-1:30
Tree Davis and the City of Davis will be celebrating at the Davis Farmer’s Market in
Central Park on C Street. This California Arbor Week event will include a
formal proclamation from City of Davis Mayor, Dan Wolk, and lots of tree
information throughout the market.
Learn more at treedavis.org
Friday, April 24
of Rancho Cordova will be observing the celebration of National Arbor Day with
an official proclamation reading and ceremonial tree planting. Details coming soon!
Saturday, April 25 from 9:00-12:00
of West Sacramento continues its tradition of hosting a National Arbor Day community
event. Community members and PG&E volunteers will work together to plant 10 new willow oaks at Bridgeway Island Park
Celebrate Arbor Day in your own community.
planting a new tree, caring for existing trees, or just taking a picnic to
enjoy the trees, you can bring the joy of Arbor Day to your neighborhood.
However you choose to celebrate, Happy Arbor Day!