Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 Time: 9 a.m. - noon Location:East Phillips Park | 2307 17th Ave S. | Minneapolis 55404
More than 100 trees will be planted, watered, and mulched with the help of volunteers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. Pre-registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups of 5 or more volunteers.
Arbor Day is celebrated each spring to remind the public about the importance of trees and tree care. The event also maintains Minneapolis' status as a Tree City USA for the 34th year.
Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, the first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in response to a state proclamation urging settlers and homesteaders to plant trees that would provide shade, shelter, fruit, fuel and beauty for residents of the largely treeless plains.