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Everyone is environmentally-conscious now so Arbor Day means more to families today. Teaching kids the importance of trees in their quest to Think Green is noble and definitely worth of a day’s focus and celebration.
Looking for Arbor Day activities for kids? We show you where to get free trees, how to plant trees and discuss the pros and cons of planting trees as a family or a community group.
Plant a Tree in Your Yard
Plant a Memorial Tree
What significant event happened in the past year? Did you have a new baby? Did one of your kids reach a memorable goal or milestone? Did you lose a loved one? Plant a tree in a special spot in memorial or to commemorate the event.
Where to Get Free Trees for Arbor Day
Become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and as a new member you receive your choice of 10 free flowering trees or 10 free spruce trees and lots of other goodies that teach you how to care for trees, including a planting guide.
How to Plant a Tree
See our article how to plant a tree for more information on planning where to plant trees in your yard, a chart of mature height of trees, and 6 Steps to planting a tree properly.
Plant Trees with the Community
Check your local newspaper for group events happening on Arbor Day in your area.
- We have planted trees on our own property (10 acres) & as a part of a group and discovered that there is a lot less whining and getting tired before the job is finished when working with other kids.
- It’s sooo much easier! All you have to do is show up – most events are free.
- Kids like to watch trees grow that they have planted in their community – it makes them feel like they’re part of a larger group, a larger history.
Don’t Want to Plant Trees? You Can Still Celebrate Arbor Day
There are many reasons why families may not want to plant trees for Arbor Day this year, but they can still celebrate the majestic tree by visiting a local botanical garden, arboretum, local or state park, or a nature preserve.
Many are hosting free events for families that are educational outings that are fun for the whole family.
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