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Arbor Day Celebration Guide
J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day with the simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting. You can continue his tradition with a group, class, or even individually. Use the resources provided to help plan your celebration. Plant trees on Arbor Day and bring life to your community!

Group Event
• Plant trees in a public area
• Invite groups
• Hold a contest
• Sponsor an Arbor Day themed play
• Hold an Arbor Day themed concert
• Have a tree trivia contest
• Hold a tree identification hike
• Make a dedication
• Give seedlings
• Involve neighborhood organizations

Individual Celebration
• Plant a tree
• Read a book about trees
• Visit an outdoor area
• Learn about tree care
• Volunteer

Classroom Activities
Teachers, group leaders, and scouts can use these activites from the award-winning Project Learning Tree guide to introduce students to trees and Arbor Day.

• Plant a Tree Activity #31 PreK-8 guide
• Adopt a Tree Activity #21 PreK-8 guide
• Three Cheers for Trees Activity #30 PreK-8 guide
• What's a Forest to You? Focus on Forests Secondary Module
• Green Space Places We Live Secondary Module

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Champion Trees
Tree Care
Pests and Diseases
Tree Professionals for Hire
Treasure Our Trees Plate
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  Arbor Day 2014
Arbor Day Celebration Guide
Arbor Day Seedlings *
Tree planting on Arbor Day
Benefits of Trees

Links
Poems *
Arbor Day Song - Trees for America *
Project Learning Tree
Arbor Day Foundation
Proclamation
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