Arbor Day Resources

Kids dressed like trees for Arbor Day

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

Arbor Day 

In Illinois, Arbor Day is on Friday, April 26, 2019.

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

The Morton Arboretum has a special connection to Arbor Day because the day was proposed in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, the father of the Arboretum's founder, Joy Morton. LEARN MORE   

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   

Tree Champion Activity Sheet

Help us draw attention to trees. Download, PDF icon Tree Champion Activity Sheet (PDF) 


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