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Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated event that highlights the importance of trees to our environment. National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday of April. Minnesota also celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April, while individual cities celebrate on a day of their choosing. 

The 2017 Maple Grove Arbor Day festival will be held Saturday, April 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, at the Maple Grove Community Center.

Activities for the event include the following:

  • Reptile & Amphibian Zoo (12:30 pm)
  • U of M Raptor Center (2:00 pm)
  • Tree raffle drawing (3:00 pm)
  • Pictures with Smokey the Bear & Emerald Ash Borergrandmas_little_helper.jpg
  • Home Depot kit building
  • Make your own tree medallion
  • Paper tree making
  • Make a nest
  • Face painting
  • Artist Barb Boulka
  • EAB Nerf game

 
Display Booths:

  • Info on DNR, EAB, Bees & Buckthorn
  • How to mulch a tree
  •  M.G. Wood Carvers
  • Hennepin Cty. Environmental Svcs.
  • Audubon Society
  • Master Gardeners
  • Tree care advisors
  • Tree Stewards
  • Rainbow Tree Care
  • YTS Tree Services
  • Tree raffle