Arbor Day Across America and Around the World
Arbor Day is The Morton Arboretum's signature holiday. In Illinois, the last Friday of April is Arbor Day, a special day set aside to plant, care for, and honor trees. Arbor Day is celebrated around the world on a variety of dates based on times of year most conducive for planting. learn more
In Illinois, Arbor Day was on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Tree Champion Activity Sheet
Help us draw attention to trees. Download, Tree Champion Activity Sheet (PDF)
Arbor Day Celebration 2017
As the champion of trees, we had an exciting lineup of events to celebrate trees and their importance to our world!
Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-up Plant Clinic at Daley Plaza
On Arbor Day, April 28, 2017, the Arboretum was once again downtown in the Daley Plaza for its third Arbor Day Pop-Up Celebration. Our Plant Clinic answered tree and plant questions and will handed out helpful materials.
Arbor Day in Your Community
Find ways we can help you celebrating Arbor Day in your community, including educational tree tag kits. LEARN MORE
Arbor Day History
Arbor Day in the Classroom
We help teachers, students, scout troops, community groups, and municipalities celebrate Arbor Day in the classroom in April or any time with tree tagging kits for discovering the value of trees, Tree Census lesson plans, and other support. LEARN MORE
Be a Tree Champion with Us
Trees need champions today. That's why The Morton Arboretum is committed to scientifically informed action, both locally and globally. Join us as a champion of trees. We can show you how! LEARN MORE