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 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.

Activities for the event will include the following:

  • Reptile and Amphibian Zoo (12:00)
  • Arbor Show by Escalate Dance & Theatre Studio (1:00)grandmas_little_helper.jpg
  • University of Minnesota Raptor Center presentation (3:00)
  • Free Tree seedlings give-away (while supplies last)
  • Passbook question/answer quiz
  • Picture taking with Smokey the Bear & Emerald Ash Borer characters
  • Bird house and bee house building
  • Maple Grove Wood Carvers
  • Flower pots with seeds
  • Tree mulch display
  • Refreshments
  • Make your own wood medallions
  • Master Gardeners
  • Craft corner
  • Landscape Artist Barb Boulka teaching children to paint
  • Tree Inventory program information
  • Raffle for free trees
  • Free tote bags (while supplies last)
  • Buckthorn removal information
  • Live tree display of uncommon and unusual trees
  • Info from Hennepin County Environmental Services
  • DNR info on invasive plant species
  • Audubon Society