2021 Arbor Day Celebrations Around Virginia

Virginia Tech earns Tree Campus USA recognition for the 13th year! 

Arbor Day in Charlottesville was celebrated on Thursday April 29, by Charlottesville Tree Commission and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards.  There were two events this year:  the traditional Arbor Day event with the Virginia Dept of Forestry, the Charlottesville Tree Commission and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards took place at Walker Elementary School.   Watch the video from the Charlottesville Communications Team and hear a few "Walker Wolverines" talk about their favorite trees!

In the afternoon at CATS recognized the Post Oak at Maplewood Cemetery as this year’s Landmark Tree. It is also in process to be protected by the Tree Commission’s excellent Tree Ordinance.   

The City of Waynesboro Parks and Recreation celebrated Arbor Day on April 19 with children from the local YMCA Day Care.  

The City of Staunton will celebrate Arbor Day in a very cool way - with a scavenger hunt!  Click here find out more and how to participate.  

National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April each year.   Click here to learn about the history of Arbor Day.  Visit the National Arbor Day Foundation website for more information about Arbor Day, trees and other programs!

The Commonwealth of Virginia celebrates Arbor Day the last Friday in April.

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.  



Planting Trees in Virginia