The first Arbor Day was held in Nebraska in 1872, and nearly one million trees were planted that day. We celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees, volunteering to clean up outside, and celebrating our lush Northwest Landscape. Here are some of our favorite Arbor Day events.

Celebrate Arbor Day
Saturday, April 14
Huntamer Park
618 Woodland Square Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503

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The City of Lacey honors Arbor Day and promotes tree planting with an annual seedling giveaway. Arbor Day began over 135 years ago, and is now celebrated in all states! Tree varieties this year are: Red Leaf Japanese Maple, Chinese Kousa Dogwood, Paper/Canoe Birch, Ginkgo Biloba, and Nordmann Fir. There is a limit of one seedling per person (while supplies last). Soil, pots, and planting instructions are provided.

Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21
Railroad Park
7971 Railroad Ave SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Come join other green thumbs in celebration of Arbor Day with a group tree planting event including activities for the kids. Children will recieve their own seedling.

Arbor Day Earth Day
Saturday, April 21
9:00am – 11:00am
Lewis Creek Park
5808 Lakemont Boulevard SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

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An Arbor Day celebration with a family festival to follow.

Gig Harbor Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 28, 2012
11:00am – 2:00pm
Gig Harbor City Hall
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

FREE ADMISSION and trees for all who drop by! Prizes for student poster and poetry contests, environmental and art booths, tree planting at City Hall, Children’s activities, live music and raffle drawings throughout the program.

Arbor Day 2012!
Saturday, April 28
9:00am – 12:00pm
West Fenwick Park
3824 Reith Rd.
Kent, WA 98032

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The City of Kent has been named Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the past 10 consecutive years! Come be part of Kent’s most popular annual event for volunteers of all ages and abilities: students earning community service hours, families, individuals, scout troops, faith-based and corporate groups. Dress for inclement weather, bring work gloves, a shovel, and wear sturdy shoes or boots.