In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. This holiday - Arbor Day - was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska. Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and world.
Although National Arbor Day is in April, each state typically celebrates Arbor Day during their regional planting season. Georgia Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday of February.
One of the best ways to celebrate Arbor Day is to plant a tree!
The Mayor and Council will proclaim Arbor Day at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.
The Mayor and Council proclaim Arbor Day at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. [L>R: Councilmembers Ed Latham and Chris Hodges, Mayor Fred Perriman, Junior Conservancy Secretary Lipi Desai, Councilmembers Rick Blanton and Eric Joyce, Director Madison-Morgan Conservancy Chris McCauley.]
Madison will celebrate Georgia Arbor Day on February 28, 2023 with a ceremonial planting of the Arbor Day tree (place TBD).
Arbor Day 2021
Greenspace Commission and guests at Arbor Day 2022.
Dedication of the play equipment in Lambert Park, Arbor Day 2022.