Arbor Day Plant-A-Tree Ceremony

Plant-a-Tree Ceremony

You’re invited! The fourth annual Arbor Day Plant-A-Tree Ceremony will be on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden and Freedom Park Arboretum. The event marks the opening of the WBG-FPA’s annual “Plants with a Purpose” plant sale. There will also be giveaways including seeds, DIY bird feeders and more. The event is FREE, and no registration is required. Come enjoy this family friendly event!

History of Arbor Day

There were an estimated one million trees planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day in 1872, when J. Sterling Morton, secretary of the Nebraska Territory, proposed a tree planting holiday to be named “Arbor Day.” In 1885, Arbor Day was made a legal state holiday in Nebraska, and by 1920, over 45 states and territories were celebrating Arbor Day. Today all 50 states and many countries around the world celebrate, with National Arbor Day being on the last Friday in April.

Highlights from Previous Ceremonies

  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021

Plant a tree in 2023

Pictured from left to right: Peg Boarman, chair of the Clean County Commission, Cassie Cordova, JCC Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Mary Sipe and Donna Ware, Williamsburg Botanical Garden and Freedom Park Arboretum Board of Directors 

2023 Hackberry Tree

Pictured: The 2023 tree: Hackberry