The City of Edmonton Arbor Day tradition began in the early 1950’s. The City distributed evergreen seedlings to all grade 1 students in Edmonton. The Province of Alberta soon stepped up to provide seedlings for every grade 1 student in the province.
Each year over 15,000 children receive seedlings. Children grow up with their trees and some people even move their trees when they buy a new house!
How do I submit my Arbor Day Tree story?
- Create an account with yegTreeMap.
- Plot your tree on the map.
- Edit your tree to upload your photo (‘Add Photo’ button) and add your story into the ‘Comments’ field.
- Choose 'Arbor Day' in the drop-down list under 'Local Projects'.
- Click 'Save'.