Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. (Ceremonial Tree Planting at 10 a.m., Program at 10:15 a.m.) Location:Webber Park | 4400 Dupont Ave. N | Minneapolis 55412
More than 300 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 five or more volunteers.
Arbor Day is celebrated each spring to remind the public about the importance of urban forestry, trees and tree care. The event also maintains Minneapolis' status as a Tree City USA for the 35th 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.