Celebrate Arbor Month 2018

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City: Ada
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Planting
Location: Dekko Park and West Side Park
Date: Friday, April 27
Additional Information: The City will be partnering with the Ada-Borup elementary students to plant 10 trees donated by the city in our parks.

City: Apple Valley
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Planting Event
Location: Cobblestone Park
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 5 p.m.
Website: www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us
Additional Information: Members of the City Council and Board Members of Dakota Electric share in the tree planting ceremony. Dakota Electric generously donates the tree each year. All are welcome to attend.

City: Austin
Event Title: Arbor Day Planting 
Location: East Side Lake's Tree Trek
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 5 p.m.
Website: www.ci.austin.mn.us
Additional Information: Sponsored by Spruce Up Austin. The Spruce Up Board will plant a tree and provide maintenance to the Tree Trek.

City: Austin
Event Title: Guided Tree Trek Tour 
Location: East Side Lake's Tree Trek
Date: Wednesday, May 9 (rain day is May 10)
Time: 5:30–7 p.m.
Website: www.ci.austin.mn.us
Additional Info: Second year of our guided tour along the three-quarter mile tree trek along East Side Lake, featuring 75 trees recommended for planting in Minnesota. 

City: Belle Plaine
Event Title: Annual Arbor Day Celebration & Dog Park Grand Opening!
Location: Hickory Park, 801 East Orchard
Date: Monday, April 30
Time: 5 p.m.
Additional Information: Annual tree planting and reading of the 2018 Arbor Day proclamation.

City: Bloomington
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Sale
Location: Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Website: www.bloomingtonmn.gov/mnt/city-tree-sale

City: Chatfield
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Planting
Location:
Date: Friday, April 27
Additional Information: Ceremonial tree planting with 4th graders.

City: Chanhassen
Event Title: Chanhassen Arbor Day Tree Planting Event
Location: Power Hill Park
Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 9–10 a.m.
Website: www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/arborday
Additional Information: Contact Jill sinclair at [email protected]

City: Coon Rapids
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Sale
Location: Public Works Garage, 1831 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Website: mn-coonrapids.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5896
Additional Information: Trees must be pre-ordered by April 27. Please call our City Forester at 763-767-6455 to reserve your trees.

City: Cottage Grove
Event Title: Arbor Day 2018
Location: Hamlet Park, 7198 89th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 9 a.m.
Website: www.cottage-grove.org/events-calendar/2388
Additional info: The first 150 residents to attend the Arbor Day Celebration will receive a free bareroot ornamental tree (one tree per residence, must provide proof of residency). Tree giveaway starts at 9 a.m. and ceremonial Arbor Day Tree planting at 9:15 a.m., followed by a tree planting demonstration.  Light refreshments will be available.

City: Eden Prairie
Event Title: Arbor Day Walk and Green Fair
Location: Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10 a.m.–noon
Website: www.edenprairie.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6074/1436
Additional Info: Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk around Staring Lake and check out a variety of green-themed vendors and activities.

City: Eden Prairie
Event Title: Tree Trust Green Futures Planting
Location: Flying Cloud Fields, 15219 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Website: treetrust.org/programs/community-forestry/volunteer/volunteersignup/
Additional Info: Registration required. Help plant, mulch, and water trees in a park where it is much needed! Dress for the weather and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Planting holes will be pre-dug, no need to bring any tools.

City: Edina
Event Title: Edina Arbor Day Celebration               
Location: Garden Park, 5520 Hansen Rd, Edina, MN 55436
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 10 a.m.
Website: www.edinamn.gov
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City: Ely
Event Title: Ely's Arbor Day Celebration: Love Our Shade Trees! 
Location: Whiteside Park Pavilion
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Website: sites.google.com/site/treesofely/home
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City: Farmington
Event Title: Earth and Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Meadowview Elementary School, 6100 195th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon
Website: farmingtonmn.gov and www.farmingtonce.com
Additional Info: Science and art activities, animals, educational exhibits, and more! Free family-friendly event with toy swap.

City: Fosston
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Sale
Location: City Shop
Date: Friday, May 11
Time: 1-6 p.m.
Website: www.fosston.com
Additional Information: Residents living in the city limits may have their trees planted free of charge.

City: Fridley
Event Title: Environmental Fun Fair
Location: Springbrook Nature Center
Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Website: fridleymn.gov/funfair
Additional Information: Family-friendly environmental festival to kick off Arbor Month, includes booths with tree information, tree ID walk, and more.

City: Ham Lake
Event Title: Arbor Day & Citywide Recycling Day
Location: Ham Lake City Hall, 15544 Central Avenue NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 10 a.m.
Website: ci.ham-lake.mn.us
Additional Information: The public is welcome to attend a tree planting in Lion's Park at 10 a.m.

City: Hill City
Event Title: Arbor Day Celebration
Location: City Hall
Date: May 23
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Additional Information: Join in planting trees in public spaces and parks.

City: La Crescent
Event Title: Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Abnet Field
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 9 a.m.
Website: cityoflacrescent-mn.gov
Additional Information: Join members of the Lion's Club plant 42 trees in Abnet Field, which is next to the Ice Arena located at 520 South 14th St.

City: Lake Elmo
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree giveaway
Location: Lake Elmo City Hall
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Website: www.lakeelmo.org
Additional Information: Lake Elmo residents only. Bring plastic bags to transport the trees.

City: Le Sueur
Event Title: Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Legion Park
Date:
Time: 1 p.m.
Website: cityoflesueur.com
Additional Information: Educational program for 2nd grader and tree planting in park.

City: New Brighton
Event Title: Arbor Day
Location: Lion's Park, 600 Park Drive
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Website:
Additional Information: Planting trees in the park with 4th grade class from Bel-Air Elementary.

City: Oakdale
Event Title: 2018 Pete Graske Arbor Day Tree Give Away
Location: Walton Park, 15th Street N and Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Website: www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/calendar.aspx?eid=425
Additional Information: Oakdale will give away 200 large, bareroot and container trees to celebrate Arbor Day on a first-come, first-served basis to Oakdale residents. Ceremony starts at 10 a.m.

City: Park Rapids
Event Title: Park Rapids Tree Giveaway
Location: City Hall, 212 2nd St. W., Park Rapids, MN 56470
Additional Information: To celebrate Arbor Day, Park Rapids is giving away a Japanese lilac and water bag to a property owner within city limits. Sign up to enter from March 21 to April 18. The Urban Forestry Committee will determine winner at their meeting on April 19.

City: Robbinsdale
Event Title: Robbinsdale's Arbor Day and Park & Watershed Cleanup Day
Location: City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Website: www.robbinsdalemn.com/city-government/city-departments/forestry-copy-1303
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City: Rochester
Event Title: 16th Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Three Links-Silver Lake Park, 840 7th St NE, Rochester, MN
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Website: www.rpu.org/education-environment/annual-arbor-day-celebration.php
Additional Information: Free tree giveaway, free lunch, tree experts on hand, Smokey Bear, balloonist, magician, games and activities, poster contest ceremony, and more. Sponsored by Rochester Public Works, Maier Tree & Lawn, and Rochester Parks & Recreation.

City: Savage
Event Title: Savage Arbor Day Celebration 
Location: McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center, 13550 Dakota Ave., Savage, 55378
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Website: cityofsavage.com/arbor-day
Additional Info: See and learn about raptors. Get your pollinator and spring gardening questions answered. Nature activities, refreshments, and more! 

City: Savage
Event Title: Arbor Day Tree Sale 
Location: Public Works, 13770 Dakota Ave., Savage, MN 55378
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Website: cityofsavage.com/arbor-day
Additional Info: Sale open to all Savage, Prior Lake, Spring Lake, and Credit River Township residents. Order trees online.  

City: St. Louis Park
Event Title: St. Louis Park 2018 Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Shelard Park, 390 Ford Road, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Website: www.stlouispark.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1418/20
Additional Info: Tree Trust will lead the planting of 75 trees throughout the park. Music and refreshments. Parking at the Marriot West Hotel (located just west of park).

City: Saint Paul
Event Title: Celebrate Arbor Month & Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship
Location: Highland Park North Picnic Grounds, 1227 Montreal Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Website: www.stpaul.gov/naturalresources
Additional Information: Watch climbing arborists compete in five different events, plant a tree, meet Burly Oak, explore the nature play area, climb a tree, and much more!

City: Shakopee
Event Title: 2018 Arbor Day Tree Sale
Location: Shakopee Public Works Yard, 500 Gorman St., MN 55379
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Website:  www.shakopeemn.gov/living-here/my-property/trees-landscaping/2018-tree-sale
Additional Information: Tree sale for Shakopee residents. Limit of two trees per household. Pre-order online.

City: Sleepy Eye
Event title: Arbor Day 2018
Location: South Park, corner of Brackenridge St. and 2nd Ave SW
Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Additional Info: Public schools have been invited to participate.

City: Staples
Event Title: Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Lincoln Park
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 4 p.m.
Website:
Additional Information: Join Staples Park and Recreation Department's ceremonial tree planting with reading of the Arbor Day proclamation by the mayor and park clean up. Photo op with Staples World.

City: Waconia
Event Title: Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Pheasant Ridge Park, 1150 Burandt Boulevard
Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Website: www.waconia.org
Additional Information: Help the Park Board beautify and clean a section of the Dakota Regional Trail starting in the City of Mayer. All supplies are provided.

Campus: Winona State University
Event Title: Mark Hirsch, Author of That Tree Project Presenting "That Tree" www.thattree.net
Location: Kryszko Commons, East Hall, Winona State University, Winona, MN
Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 7 p.m.
Website:
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Campus: Winona State University
Event Title: Arbor Day
Location: Main Campus Gazebo, Winona State University, Winona, MN
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Website: www.winona.edu/outdoored/activities.asp
Additional Information: Celebrate Arbor Day with Tree Valuing exercise, get a free tree seedling and shrub, help two local schools plant trees, and join Dr. Melanie Reap and Ranger Ed, US Fish and Wildlife Service, on learning activities.