Now it is time to take care of and enjoy your seedling.
Presentation: After Arbor Day Information
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Time to plant and enjoy the benefits of new trees.
For students and teacher and parents who were not able to get a seedling before or on Arbor Day, additional opportunities will be offered.
It is time to celebrate all things trees. Have you gone out and hugged a tree today? If not, it’s fun!
Presentation: Celebration Information
Print Your Certificate! Congratulations!
When most people hear the words “insects” or “bugs” they think of pests and gross creepy-crawlies. But not all insects are ‘bad’!
Presentation: Trees and Insects
Alberta shares two coniferous trees with students, Lodgepole Pine and White Spruce.
Presentation: What tree will I get?
Digging in the soil is fun, but there are objects buried that can cause injury.
Presentation: Planting Safety
There is a long history of Arbor Day - from 1872. Today, you can learn some of this history and discover why Arbor Day is a great celebration. There are also some general guidelines for caring for your seedling.
Presentation: Benefits of Trees
This year, we invite all Edmonton Grade One students, teachers, parents, and guardians to join us in celebrating Arbor Day virtually! In this package, you will find all the material you need to celebrate in your home or classroom. New material, lessons, activities, and fun will be available daily so check back often.
It will all peak on Arbor Day, when we share how you can plant your tree!
Presentation: Preparing for Arbor Day Week
Teachers, if you wish to print out the entire booklet:
The first Arbor Day in the City of Edmonton was recognized in 1893. In the early 1950’s the City of Edmonton began a tradition of distributing evergreen seedlings to all Grade 1 students. Soon the Province of Alberta began providing seedlings to all Grade 1 students in the entire province and the tradition continues today. Students plant their seedlings and celebrate the great gifts trees provide.
Edmonton’s Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the Friday prior to May 10th. Other cities and countries celebrate on different days in the spring.
This year again we invite all Edmonton Grade 1 students, teachers, parents and guardians to join us in celebrating Arbor Day virtually! Here you will find all the material you need to celebrate in your home or classroom. New material, lessons, activities and fun will be available daily so check back often. It will all peak on Arbor Day, when we share how you can plant your tree.
Read more about who started Arbor Day and why.
Many Edmonton children grew up with their Arbor Day trees right in their front yard. Some people even moved their trees when the family moved to a new house! Read some local Arbor Day tree stories and share your own.