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Arbor Day

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Arbor Day

Man and woman with their arms around a big tree

Spring is the time for trees! Celebrate Arbor Day April 28, 2023

Arbor Day is a holiday celebrating trees and their importance in our lives. It's a great time to think about what we can do for trees and the earth, recognizing their importance to community health and well-being. Celebrate Arbor Day every year on the last Friday in April.

Host a community Arbor Day celebration

Children in a forest look up at the leafy green canopy

Host a community tree planting, share an official Arbor Day proclamation or take the first steps to becoming part of the Tree City USA network. 

Share a love of trees and plant one together

A metal shovel stuck in the soil

Get the whole family involved in Arbor Day! Learn about your local trees, get artistic with tree-themed coloring pages, or plant a new tree near your home or garden. 

Community Arbor Day and tree planting events

Event Date and Time Event Name Location Organization More Information
April 17, 5:30pm Arbor Day Event 40200 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313 City of Sterling Heights Tree Planting, proclamation and announcement of new sustainability initiative.
April 22 East Grand Rapids-E-Green Sustainability Initiative -Arbor and Earth Day Celebration Manhattan Park, 331 Cascade Rd, 49506 E-Green Sustainability Initiative-Partner with the City of East Grand Rapids
April 22 Bay City State Park Earth Day Celebration Bay City State Park DNR - Bay City State Park
April 22 Arbor Day Celebration 17030 Bush Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118 DNR - Eddy Discovery Center
April 22, 10am-3pm Native Tree and Shrub Earth Day Sale 3200 Eagle Park Drive NE 100 C Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525 Kent Conservation District
April 22,10am-2pm City of Lincoln Park Annual spring clean up 3240 Ferris Lincoln park Michigan 48146 Lincoln park parks and recreation
April 22,10am-4pm Earth Day Celebration 6180 W. Sanborn Road, Lake City, MI 49651 Missaukee Conservation District
April 27, 10am Royal Oak Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony 3500 Marais Royal Oak, MI 48067 City of Royal Oak Tree planting, brief remarks, free tree saplings, and light refreshments.
April 28 City of Brighton to Celebrate 2023 Arbor Day North 4th Street/Chestnut City of Brighton Dept of Public Services
April 28 Arbor day tree planting 24301 Church St. on the Dartmouth St. side. City of Oak Park
April 28, 9am Arbor Day Celebration Windmill Island Gardens- 1 Lincoln Ave. Holland, Mi. 49423 The Holland Garden Club- City of Holland Tree planting, sapling giveaways, pre-Kindergarten class program, cookies and coffee, Mayor's proclamation.
April 28, 9:30am-2pm Potter Park Zoo - Arbor Day Celebration 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912 Potter Park Zoo
April 28, 10am Tree giveaway and Boyne City Discovery Trail Arboretum dedication Pavilion in Veteran's Park in Boyne City Boyne City, Friends of the Boyne River, and the Boyne Valley Garden Club
April 28, 10am-12pm Celebrate Earth Week and Arbor Day Fenton City Hall, 301 S Leroy St, Fenton MI 48430 City of Fenton
April 28, 10am-3pm Free Seedling Giveaway Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St (10 am-noon); Clock Plaza, Downtown Dexter (10 - 11am); Dexter Mill 3515 Central (1-3pm). City of Dexter
April 28, 1:30pm Arbor Day Celebration 200 N. Lake St. Cadillac, MI 49601 City of Cadillac co-host with Cadillac Area Public Schools
April 28, 1-4pm ArborFest with the Mayor's Greening Initiative Roberto Clemente Park, 546 Rumsey St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
April 28, 2:30pm City of Livonia 2023 Arbor Day Celebration Cleveland Elementary School, 28030 Cathedral St City of Livonia, and Livonia Public Schools
April 28, 5:30pm-7pm Starting from the Seed Arbor Day Celebration Pavilion - NEW @ Montibeller Park 4305 Ellsworth Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation
April 28, 4pm 2023 Rochester Hills Arbor Day Celebration Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm - 1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306 City of Rochester Hills Ceremonial tree planting, seedling giveaway.
April 28, 5pm City of Novi's Arbor Day Wildlife Woods Park - 26442 Wixom Rd City of Novi Tree planting, park tree maintenance, presentation
April 28, 5pm-6pm Women Owning Woodlands Arbor Day Woods Walk Bengel Wildlife Center, 6380 Drumheller Rd, Bath, MI 48808 Michigan State University Extension
April 28, 5:30pm–8:00pm Arbor Day Celebration and Spring Wildflower Walk Grand Woods Park, Delta Township Eaton Conservation District, Lansing Area Neighborhood Ecology, MM-CISMA, Delta Twp. Parks
April 28, 7pm "Do you speak for the trees?" Free showing of The Lorax movie Penn Theatre, 760 Penniman Ave. Plymouth, MI 48170 Keep Plymouth Leafy
April 29 Hoffmaster State Park: Arbor Day Hike 6585 Lake Harbor Road Muskegon MI, 49441 DNR - Hoffmaster State Park
April 29, 9am City Of Berkley 2023 Arbor Day Planting Cass Boulevard just North of 11 Mile rd City Of Berkley Tree Board Tree planting event.
April 29, 9am-4pm ArborFest with the Mayor's Greening Initiative Roberto Clemente Park, 546 Rumsey St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
April 29, 7pm "Do you speak for the trees?" Free showing of The Lorax movie Penn Theatre, 760 Penniman Ave. Plymouth, MI 48170 Keep Plymouth Leafy
April 30, 10am-4pm Spring 2023 FreeTree Giveaway Two pick-up locations: Leslie Science & Nature Center (1831 Traver Rd.) and Tappan Middle School (2251 E. Stadium Blvd.). Please register. City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations Register for a time slot to pick up your trees at:
April 30, 5pm "Do you speak for the trees?" Free showing of The Lorax movie Penn Theatre, 760 Penniman Ave. Plymouth, MI 48170 Keep Plymouth Leafy
May 5, 2:30pm City of Troy Arbor Day Event City of Troy, Firefighters Park City of Troy Tree Planting
May 6 Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center event 3377 N US Highway 31, Oden, MI 49764 DNR - Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center
May 6, 9am Jack Pine Planting Day Location will be on the south side of Four Mile Road east of Beasley Road. Kirtland's Warbler Alliance, MUCC, Huron Pines
May 7, 9am-1pm City of Portage, Youth Advisory Committee's Annual Green-a-Thon Portage City Hall; 7900 S Westnedge Ave.; Portage, MI 49002 City of Portage, Youth Advisory Committee
May 13, 1pm-4pm Petoskey Arbor Day Celebration Petoskey Winter Sport Park 1100 Winter Park Ln. Petoskey, MI 49770 City of Petoskey along with the League of Women Voters Arts/crafts, tree maintenance seminar, species and disease identification
May 13 Tools of a Forester Hike(s) 2833 Monarch Dr, Grayling, MI 49738 DNR - Hartwick Pines State Park
May 19, 8 am-3pm Beautification Day Coal Miners' Park, Downtown Planters, Curbs of St. Charles, Downtown Kiosks, etc. St Charles Community Schools, Village of St Charles, St Charles DDA, Beautification Day Committee
May 27 Tools of the Trade: Trees 41382 W M-123, Paradise, MI 49768 DNR - Tahquamenon Lower Falls
June 10 Tools of the Trade: Trees 33303 Headquarters Rd, Ontonagon, Mi 49953 DNR - Porkies Union Bay campground

This calendar shares Earth Day and Arbor Week events. Submit your public tree planting and forestry events for inclusion in this calendar. 


Email  to connect with DNR community forestry staff.