Arbor Day Celebrations

2014 State Arbor Month Celebration and Tree Climbing Championship
Location: Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Date: Sat., May 17
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon (Celebration)
Additional Information:   The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be in partnership with the city of St. Louis Park on Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m.–noon, at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will feature the state's tree climbing championship from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., nature play opportunities, education, musical performance by Kidtime with Rachel, and much more. Please join us for some family fun.

City: Andover
Event Title: Tree Time
Location: City Hall Complex, 1685 Crosstown Blvd. NW, Andover MN 55304
Date: Sat., April 26
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Website: www.andovermn.gov
Additional Information: Free seedlings will be dispersed; drawing to win a free tree donated by a local nursery; chat with Master Gardeners.

City: Bloomington
Event Title: Park Maintenance Tree Sale
Location East lot of the Civic Plaza, 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431-3027
Date: Sat., May 3
Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Website: BloomingtonMN.gov
Additional Information:  This is the ninth annual Park Maintenance Tree sale where we sell up to 300 bare root trees to the residents of Bloomington.

City: Brainerd
Title: Arbor Day Event
Location: Lum Park, 1619 NE Washington Street Brainerd, MN 56401
Date: Fri., April 25
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Website: www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/
Additional Info:  There will be several educational activities planned as well as free seedling trees to each child.

City: Chanhassen
Event Title: Chanhassen Arbor Day Event
Location: Riley Ridge Park, 8959 Reflections Road, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Date: Sat., May 3
Time: 9 a.m.
Website: www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us
Additional Information:  Contact Jill Sinclair at jsinclair@ci.chanhassen.mn.us or 952-227-1133

City: Cottage Grove
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Planting
Location: South Washington Conservation Corridor
Date: Fri., April 25
Time: Noon–4 p.m.
Website:
Additional Information: Plant trees with Great River Greening in the South Washington Conservation Corridor, an 80-acre parcel that is part of a larger greenway in the watershed. Individuals of all ages, families, and community and corporate groups of any size are welcome to participate. Register at greatrivergreening.org.

City: Coon Rapids
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Sale
Location: Coon Rapids Public Works Garage, 1831 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Date: Fri., May 2
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Website: www.coonrapidsmn.gov
Additional Information: A limited quantity of trees will be sold on a first-call, first-serve basis with a limit of four trees per Coon Rapids household. Cost per trees is $15-&17 each depending on the species. Trees must be pre-ordered with the City Forester at 763-767-6455

City: Eagan
Title: 2014 Arbor Day and Art Dedication Celebration
Location: Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. So. Eagan, MN 55123
Date: Wed., May 14
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Additional Information: Celebrate Arbor Day with planting activities at the Eagan Art House. View a dedication of Eagan's newest art installation. For more information about Arbor Day, call 651-675-5300 or visit www.cityofeagan.com.

  • Recognition of the current Arbor Day Poster designer
  • Announcement of  2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners
  • Receive a free tree seedling to take home and plant, while supplies last
  • Community planting of prairie plants
  • Eagan Art House tours
  • Refreshments and snacks
  • Arbor Day information
  • Ask the City Forester

City: Farmington
Event Title: Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Meadowview Park, 55197th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024
Date: Fri., April 25
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon
Website: www.ci.farmington.mn.uw
Additional Information: 5th grade students from a Farmington school will be planting trees in a City park.

City: Farmington              
Event Title: Earth & Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Rambling River Center, 325 Oak Street, Farmington, MN 55024
Date: Sat., April 26
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   
Website: www.ci.farmington.mn.us
Additional Information: Free and open to the public.

City:  Mankato
Event Title:  Rosa Parks Elementary School Arbor Day Planting
Location:  Rosa Parks Elementary School, 1001 Heron Dr., Mankato MN 56001
Date:  Fri., April 25
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Website:  www.mankato-mn.gov/tree-city-usa/Page.aspx
Additional Information:  Tree plantings located on the adjacent Community Athletic Fields grounds.

City: Mankato
Event Title: Jefferson Elementary School Arbor Day Planting
Location: Jefferson Elementary School, 100 James Ave., Mankato MN 56001
Date: Fri., April 25
Time: 8:30 a.m. 
Website: www.mankato-mn.gov/tree-city-usa/Page.aspx
Additional Information:  Tree plantings located in the boulevard adjacent to school grounds. 

City: Maple Grove
Event Title: 2014 Maple Grove Arbor Day Festival
Location:  Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN ‎55369
Date: Sat., May 3
Time: Noon–4 p.m.
Website: www.maplegrovemn.gov/about/boards-and-commissions/arbor-committee/resources/arbor-day
Additional Information: Some scheduled activities include Bald Eagle presentation by the U of M Raptor Center, free tree seedlings, Master Gardeners and Tree Care advisors, bird house building, and lots of tree information.

City:  New Brighton
Event Title: Arbor Day Think Spring - Tree Planting
Location:  Veterans Park, 803 Old Hwy 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
Date:  Fri., April 25
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Website:  www.newbrightonmn.gov
Additional Information:  Meet in the City Hall Parking Lot. For more information call 651-638-2126.

City: Robbinsdale
Event Title: Arbor Day
Location: Sochacki Park, 4237 36th Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Date: Sat., April 26
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Website: ci.robbinsdale.mn.us
Additional Information: Tom Marshall: 763-531-1252 (tmarshall@ci.robbinsdale.mn.us) or James Burks: 763-531-1273 (jburks@ci.robbinsdale.mn.us)

City: Rochester, MN
Event Title: RPU's 12th Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Mayo Park, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Date: Fri., April 25
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Website:  www.rpu.org/environment/conservation/arbor-day.html
Additional Information: Mayo Park is located behind Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester. The celebration is open to the public. The festivities include live music, lunch, free trees, various vendors, and many family activities. Winners of the elementary school Arbor Day Poster Contest are also announced.

City: Saint Louis Park
Event Title: 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration and Tree Climbing Championship
Location: Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Date: Sat., May 17
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon (Celebration)
Website:
Additional Information:   The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be in partnership with the city of St. Louis Park on Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m.–noon, at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will feature the state's tree climbing championship from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., nature play opportunities, education, musical performance by Kidtime with Rachel, and much more. Please join us for some family fun.

City: Saint Paul 
Event Title: 2014 Arbor Month Volunteer Tree Planting Event and Celebration
Location: Phalen Recreation Center, 1000 East Wheelock Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55106
Date: Sat., May 17
Time: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (Celebration)
Website: www.stpaul.gov/forestry
Additional Information:   Official Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Arbor Month celebration. The celebration will include tree climbing stations, a climbing wall, tree-related activities, information tables, demonstrations, and a visit from Smokey Bear. Other details coming soon – please check our website as the spring season nears!

City: Sandstone, MN     
Event Title: East Central Electric 2014 Arbor Day Celebration
Location: East Central Middle School, 61085 State Hwy 23 Finlayson, MN 55735
Date: Fri., May 2
Time: 1 p.m.
Website: www.eastcentralenergy.com/nationaltreeprogram.aspx
Additional Information: The celebration usually consists of a hands on tree planting demonstration, electrical safety demonstration, and Arborist demonstration with a local tree service contractor.  The students will be given a take home packet with a tree seedling to plant, planting instructions, and other Arbor Day information. 

City: Savage
Event Title: Save Celebrates 2014 Arbor Day
Location: Savage Public Works Facility, 13770 Dakota Ave, Savage, MN 55378
Date: Sat., May 3
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Website: cityofsavage.com
Additional Information: Annual tree sales, education materials, and Master Gardeners, Park Commissioner, and watershed district staff available to answer questions.

City: Waconia
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Planting
Location: Brook Peterson Park, 1200 Oak Ave., Waconia, MN 55387
Date: Thur., April 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Website: Waconia.org