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. 8, 2021.
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.]
Stay tuned for information about this year's celebration.
Arbor Day 2021
Guests listen to the reading of the 2021 Arbor Day Proclamation.
James Martin of the Junior Conservancy, MMC, reads the 2021 Arbor Day Proclamation.
The Landmarks Board with the 2021 Arbor Day Tree planted at the Richter Cottage