Scroll down to see how communities around the state celebrated Arbor Day in 2023!
Governor Tony Evers attended the village of Germantown’s Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 28. Village Park and Recreation staff organized the event with help from Wendland Nursery and the Wisconsin DNR. In addition to village staff and leaders, there were approximately 35 elementary students in attendance, all part of the Kids Club (an after-school program at County Line School). DNR Urban Forestry Coordinator Olivia Witthun spoke with the students and presented the community with their 19th annual Tree City USA award. Olivia was assisted by DNR Forestry staff Mike Warnke and Kim Sebastian. The local nursery provided a planting demonstration and gave each student a plant or vegetable to go home with.
Germantown (photo 2)
Brookfield celebrated 25 years as a Tree City, USA community and planted a tree at St. John Vianney School.
Brookfield (photo 2)
Cudahy celebrated 32 years as a Tree City, USA at their library, where they focused on birds and trees.
The village of Elm Grove celebrated their 33rd year as a Tree City USA with students from Tonawanda Grade School. A dozen trees were planted on Arbor Day in what was previously an ash forest.
Elm Grove (photo 2)
Fox Point planted at oak at Maple Dale School to celebrate 34 years as a Tree City, USA!
Fox Point (photo 2)
Fourth graders in Gilman participated in an Arbor Day coloring contest, learned fun facts about trees and listened to a story read by DNR Urban Forestry Coordinator Patricia Lindquist.
Gilman (photo 2)
Arbor Day in Glendale. Celebrating 25 years as a Tree City, USA with kindergarteners from Parkway Elementary School!
Glendale (photo 2)
Greenfield celebrated 29 years as a Tree City, USA and 28 years as a Growth Award community at Konkel Park.
Greenfield (photo 2)
High school students in Mauston celebrated Arbor Day by planting a living food pantry with Parks, Forestry & Cemetery Superintendent Jordan Wilke.
Mauston (photo 2)
The village of Slinger celebrated Arbor Day with their local Girl Scout troop as they received their 11th annual Tree City USA Award. An elm tree was planted at their heavily used Rueckl Fields Shelter.
Slinger (photo 2)
The city of Whitewater received their 29th annual Tree City USA award and 13th growth award at their Arbor Day celebration/dedication of the Welcome & Education Center for the Arboretum at Starin Park. City leaders, staff, Urban Forestry Commission members, local schools and Generac employees (donors) were all in attendance.
Whitewater (photo 2)
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