Arbor Day is a national program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation to celebrate the value and pleasure that trees provide to our lives and communities.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization located in Nebraska. It is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to tree planting.
The actual dates for Arbor Day vary with the climate zones of our nation, and each State may select an annual day, or it may vary per year; the dates range from the first Friday of March to the last Friday of April (National Arbor Day). Check with your State Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry Section for further assistance. Many State Forestry Divisions have tree nurseries that can provide a variety of tree seedlings in earl spring at affordable costs, and some may be donated through your local, county or regional Area Forester with the Division of Forestry. Often, communities acquire state nursery tree seedlings in large quantities to provide tree give-a-ways on Arbor Day and/or Earth Day ceremonies.
Many community tree boards cooperate with county and city school campuses, animal shelters, etc., which are an excellent location to provide a Tree Planting Demonstration with a larger specimen tree.
International Society of Arboriculture: www.isa-arbor.com
Society of Municipal Arborists: www.urban-forestry.com