Celebrate Vermont Arbor Day on Friday, May 6th, 2022!
"While most holidays celebrate something that has already happened and is worth remembering, Arbor Day represents a hope for the future. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow to provide us with clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, healthier communities, and endless natural beauty — all for a better tomorrow." - Arbor Day Foundation
Explore some celebration and activities ideas for your classroom below.
Arbor Day Proclamation
- Host an event at your school and share an Official Arbor Day Proclamation (Arbor Day Foundation).
- Explore Arbor Day's history here.
- Tree Scavenger Hunt, get outside and explore all things trees!
- Learn how to measure a tree's height, crown spread and diameter. Check out our measuring guidelines for measuring big trees!
- Plant a Tree: Tree Care Tips.
- Arbor Day Passport Activity book offers a variety of activities and handouts.
- Explore more ideas from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Craft & Book Ideas
- Craft Ideas, 10 simple crafts for at-home or in the classroom.
- Coloring Pages (Arbor Day Foundation).
- Book List, explore a list of tree-inspired books.
- Explore Vibrant Cities Lab to learn about all the ways trees benefit us and our communities.
- International Society of Arboriculture's handout explores many aspects of benefits provides by trees.
- National Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide.
- Host a Tree Tag event.
- Top 9 Vermont Tree Species guide with accompanying videos.
- What Trees is That? Online tool hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Vermont Tree Names And Their Origins; An etymological dictionary of the scientific and common names of the native & introduced species of trees found in Vermont.