National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April each year. The Commonwealth of Virginia's Arbor Day is also the last Friday in April.  Arbor Day was celebrated in 2018 on Friday April 27th!  What did you do to celebrate?

Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Today, many countries observe such a holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did You Know:

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Waynesboro Workshop
09-14-2018 7:15 am
Category:  Workshops
Board of Directors Conference Call
09-19-2018 9:00 am
Category:  Free

Our Partners

American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture