Ohio's official Arbor Day celebration is on the final Friday in April. Although celebrated for many years prior, legislation was passed in 1953 establishing Arbor Day in Ohio.
Arbor Day is a celebration of Trees -- what they do for us and what we can do for them.
Ohio has many private tree nurseries that sell bare root seedlings, containerized plants, and balled & burlaped trees.
Ohioans plant and care for nearly 15 million trees each year.
Ohio's forested acreage has increased from 12% in the 1940's to 31% by 2005.
Ohio's "urban forests" are probably the fastest increasing forested areas in the State.
Ohio leads the Nation in the number of certified Tree City USA communities.
The Governor of Ohio proclaims Arbor Day each year with an official resolution.
Many Schools and local communities conduct Arbor Day events complete with tree plantings.
What can you do for Arbor Day?
- Plant a tree.
- Care for a tree.
- Enter an Arbor Day poster contest.
- Get involved with your community tree committee.
- Get your friends to help you plant and care for trees.
- Offer to water a newly planted tree at your school over the summer months.