Celebrating National Arbor Day From Home
It’s National Arbor Day! Yes, Georgia celebrated its State Arbor Day in February, but each year on the last Friday in April, all states take part in National Arbor Day to celebrate the trees that play a vital role in our daily lives. Since any holiday relating to trees is very special to us, Trees Atlanta actually celebrates both Arbor Day holidays.
Although this year’s Arbor Day might be different than in years past, now more than ever, it’s important to celebrate all the many ways trees support our health, quality of life, and well-being. Be a part of Arbor Day with us! Here are a few ways you can celebrate our beloved trees right from home:
- Plant a tree – from your phone. Here’s how it works:
- Find a tree in your yard, neighborhood, or nearby park and give it an air hug (because Trees need air hugs too!).
- Post a picture of the air-hugged, happy tree on social media. Bonus points for posting a picture with you air hugging the tree.
- Use the hashtag #arbordayathome, and tag @ArborDayFoundation and @TreesAtlanta. For each picture posted, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree on your behalf in one of our nation’s forests (up to 50,000 trees!)
- Get the kids involved in the fun! One of our incredibly talented staff members, Rachel, drew custom coloring pages so your kids can paint our urban forest with imagination and color. Download the printable activities here, and check out some on-demand virtual programs at the bottom of the page.
- Join us in the Atlanta City Nature Challenge. This global event lasting from April 24-27 is a great way to get members of your household exploring the trees, bees, and other amazing things that live around us.
Happy National Arbor Day!
Written by Audrey Pruitt