How to Celebrate Arbor Day & Earth Day

The best way to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day is to plant a tree and teach others about the benefits and importance of trees (of course!).

newly planted treeArbor Day

In Iowa, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on the best tree-planting times in their area.

More information about Arbor Day, including its history, celebration ideas, and resources, can be found from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd each year.  Coordinated by EARTHDAY.ORG, this day is to celebrate this organization's to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide.

Commemorate this day by joining a trash clean-up effort in your community, committing to use less plastic, or planting a tree!

Resources from Iowa State on Planting and Caring for Trees

Tree Selection

Planting Trees

Care of Trees

Dealing with Problems in Trees

Hiring Professional Help

Celebrate Arbor Day in Song!

Last reviewed:
April 2024