Collecting your local Arbor Day stories

Arbor Day has a long tradition in Wisconsin. This historic holiday has been celebrated in Wisconsin since 1883, and continues to be celebrated here and around the world. Many communities combine their Arbor Day celebrations with Tree City USA anniversaries and related achievements. Tree City USA, a program through the Arbor Day Foundation, acknowledges the commitment of a community to its urban trees. In addition to Tree City USA materials to help create a local celebration, Wisconsin DNR Division of Forestry offers materials, games, activities, facts and more to support your community in planning the perfect Arbor Day celebration. Arbor Day is an important part of Wisconsin’s history and has always been celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm.

This year the National Association of State Foresters and the Arbor Day Foundation are collecting stories of local community Arbor Day celebration. Please consider sharing information about your celebration plans that will be part of an interactive website to encourage others to participate in these wonderful celebrations. To be included in the interactive map, please submit your event plan no later than March 1 at


For more information contact Ellen Clark (, Urban Forestry Communication Specialist, at 608-267-2774.

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