Arbor Day 2024

Arbor Day | April 26, 2024

Celebrating the Power of Trees

From Waco to Williamsburg and Memphis to Miami, Trees play a crucial role in the green infrastructure of cities and towns across the South.

Let’s celebrate the amazing power of trees this Arbor Day! Celebrated annually on the last Friday in April, Arbor Day provides a unique opportunity to highlight the many benefits of community trees. From urban neighborhoods to rural subdivisions, trees contribute to community health, economic vitality and social well-being. Trees brighten city streets and delight nature-starved urbanites. Forested neighborhoods have less crime, less pollution, reduced energy costs and a better quality of life. 

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Benefits of Community Trees

Reduced Energy Costs

Better Air Quality

Improved Health and Wellness

Economic Contributions

Increased Property Values

Reduced Crime Activity

Flood protection

Arbor Day Resources

Social Media Resources

Posts and Images to share on social media

Arbor Day Foundation Resources

History of Arbor Day, Educational Resources, Celebration Materials

How to Plant a Tree

Step by step instructions for planting a tree

Urban Tree Care

Best practices for caring for urban and community trees

Visit My Forest

Learn about the benefits of visiting a forest

Discover the Forest Map

Find a forest near you!

Urban & Community Forestry

Learn about the Urban & Community Forestry program in the U.S. South

Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives

Explore ways in which trees support health and wellness