Arbor Day Celebration, April 26

Arbor Day Celebration Held April 26
Posted on 04/05/2019
Arbor Day

The Village and Park District are planning a joint celebration of Arbor Day at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26 at Greenbrier Park, Roanoke and Verde Drives. Students of Greenbrier Elementary School will participate in the event by doing an Arbor Day performance. 

One of the reasons we recognize Arbor Day is to honor the legacy of Julius Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day in 1872. Throughout his long and productive career, Morton worked to improve agricultural techniques, but his most important legacy is Arbor Day.

Morton knew the importance of trees and used his resources as a journalist and politician to educate others. Trees produce life-giving oxygen, give us building materials and fuel, serve as windbreaks and can help cut down air conditioning costs in the summer.  

Please join us for this year’s Arbor Day celebration, which will culminate with a tree planting ceremony and the announcement of the winner of the Arlington Arbor Day Artists, Tree Drawing Contest. 

The Arlington Arbor Day Artist’s Tree Drawing Contest is open to all children pre-k to 6th grade students in Arlington Heights.  Children are encouraged to show us their creativity and artistic ability.  Three age categories will be judged by staff members in the Park District Parks & Planning and Marketing Departments.  Three lucky winners will receive fun prizes. Learn more about the contest by downloading the contest form

Entries may be dropped off at any of the Arlington Heights Park District Community Centers or the Administration Center before April 19, 2019.