Celebrate Arbor Day With Flair
The Arbor Day Foundation offers ideas on ways to celebrate.
Climbing trees is one way to get people excited for their presence.
courtesy Arbor Day Farm and Tree Adventure
To celebrate Arbor Day in style, the Arbor Day Foundation offers some suggestions:
? Raise the flag, strike up the band. Organize a fun run. Have poster or poetry contests. See if local businesses will donate prizes. Get the PTA to sponsor a children’s pageant or play.
? Get people excited. Show them things they’ve never seen. Tell them things about trees they’ve never heard.
? Fill the air with music. Have an Arbor Day concert of songs about trees, or with tree names in their titles.
? Stir people to action. Ask a civic group to promote a paper drive, then recycle that paper and save a tree. Use proceeds to buy a tree to plant in a special public place. Ask a local radio station to sponsor a tree trivia contest and give away trees to winners. Conduct a tree search. Ask people to find large, unusual or historic trees in your community.
? Dedicate a forest, a tree or a flower bed in a park, and make it an occasion to talk about stewardship. Organize an Arbor Day Fair.
? Get people together. Encourage neighborhood block parties and get neighbors to adopt and care for street trees in front of their homes. Distribute buttons. Give away trees.
? Celebrate in a personal way
by planting a tree yourself. It is an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love and a commitment to stewardship.