Celebrate Arbor Day
Four easy steps for a happy Arbor Day
- Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree and committing yourself to its care.
Use this family-based activity to learn how to properly plant and care for your seedling or learn how to plant and care for your landscape tree. Then put your newly planted trees on the map and be part of Wisconsin's pledge to plant 75 million trees by 2030!
- Catch the Arbor Day spirit.
- Read and print the Governor’s Arbor Day and Forest Appreciation Week Proclamation. It recognizes the many ways trees and forests not only improve our communities and our land but provide many of our everyday needs.
- Share this flyer that shows how to plant a seedling and describes the benefits of trees.
- Say "thank you" to the landowners, foresters and other professionals who take good
care of the forests in Wisconsin.
- Use music to celebrate your tree planting event.
- Join Wisconsin Tree City USA’s communities.
Check to see if your city is recognized as a Tree City USA. The Arbor Day Foundation also recognizes schools, university campuses and hospitals for their committment to improving communities through tree-planting best practices.
Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets. To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel.
Aldo Leopold, forester, ecologist, educator and author of A Sand County Almanac
Be forest smart! Try these ready-to-use activities and lessons at home with family, in the classroom or at home-school.
- A history of Arbor Day.
- Learn how to raise oak trees from seed.
- Forest-opoly, a fun way to explore the basics of sustainable forestry.
- How is a log used?
- How much do you know about the trees and forest products in your home? Investigate and find out.
Quizzers and crossword puzzles
- Forest wildlife quizzer
- Sugar maple quizzer
- My favorite forest animal - crossword
- My favorite tree - crossword
Lesson plan for grades 5 through 8
- Discover how trees grow and function - Lesson highlights a tree's form and function and the process of photosynthesis. Special thanks to the Arbor Day Foundation.