Thursday, April 19, 2018

Arbor Day is Friday, April 27th

2018 Arbor Day Proclamation
Since 1872, Arbor Day has been celebrated on the last Friday of April in communities across the country.  This year, Arbor Day is Friday, April 27th.  The Village President, Steve Soukup, officially pronounced April 27, 2018 to be Arbor Day in the Village of Bellevue.  Its a day to remind ourselves of all that trees do for us. 

The following are some ideas from the Arbor Day Foundation Blog on how to make your Arbor Day great:
You can find the complete article HERE
Read a book about trees: Spruce up your regular reads by challenging yourself to learn about the trees in your yard. .

Have an Arbor Day Picnic: Go to a park and relish in the marvels of nature, but not without some fruits and nuts from trees, stop by a community orchard.

Host an Arbor Day Dinner: Cook a meal with locally produced foods.

Hold an Arbor Day Block Party: Few things are more exciting than a block party celebrating Arbor Day. Tree seedlings and buttons are fun giveaways to ramp up the excitement.
Go on a Tree Hunt: Look for the biggest tree and oldest tree in your city, learn the history of it and tag the Arbor Day Foundation in a photo on Instagram: @arbordayfoundation

Check out this great booklet from the Arbor Day Foundation on the history of Arbor Day.
Plant a Tree: For the love of Arbor Day and all things green, go out and plant a tree! But first, check out the Right Tree in the Right Place to ensure that your tree thrives for many Arbor Days to come.

Each year the Village of Bellevue hosts a tree planting event with the 3rd grade students at McAuliffe Elementary School for Arbor Day.