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 2016 Maple Grove Arbor Day festival will be held Saturday, April 30 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM, at the Maple Grove Community Center.
Potential activities for the event include the following:
- U of M Raptor Center show
- Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo
- Free Arbor Day tote bag (while supplies last)
- Free tree seedlings to all participants in the arbor Day event (while supplies last)
- Tree Inventory volunteer booth
- Raffle drawing for free trees
- Build your own toolbox
- Free tree and garden advice by Master Gardeners and Tree Care Advisors
- Emerald Ash Borer information
- Buckthorn information
- Tree medallions
- Visit from Smokey the Bear & Emerald Ash Borer characters
- Wood carving display