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Arbor day celebration with local students

2017 Arbor Day Celebration for Grade One Students:

May 5th at Gold Bar Park

Arbor Day in Edmonton

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, distributing evergreen seedlings to all grade one students.. Soon the Province of Alberta began to provide seedlings for every grade one student in the entire province! Now for Arbor Day, every grade one student can receive a tree seedling to plant and celebrate the great gifts trees provide!

The Forestry section of the City of Edmonton wanted to create a very special day to learn about trees, so they took it one step further by creating a 'tree-rific' day of learning and fun for grade one's.

Edmonton’s Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the Friday prior to May 10.

Did you know?

Each year  about 15,000 children receive seedlings in Edmonton.

The first Arbor Day was held in Nebraska City in 1872. An estimated 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska during the first Arbor Day! The Tradition of Arbor Day is 145 years old this year!

Read more about who started Arbor Day and why!

Arbor Day Tree Stories

Edmonton children grow up with their trees and some people even move their trees when they buy a new house! Read some local Arbor Day tree stories. Do you have a tree story to tell us? Please add it to the Arbor Day stories too!

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-4978

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