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Nashville Arbor Day

Trees are terrific In Cities and towns!

The Nashville Arbor Day Ceremony is an annual Metro tradition of honoring our city trees which provide beauty, homes for birds, clean air and reduce stormwater runoff.

During the ceremony, the annual reading of Nashville's Arbor Day Proclamation will be read by Mayor John Cooper.

Arbor Day Contests

The ceremony includes students who creatively write about trees or produce tree themed artwork through the following contests:

  1. Arbor Day Tree Art Exhibit - Nashville Elementary School Students
  2. Arbor Day Essay Contest - Nashville Middle School Students
  3. Arbor Day Poetry and Song Contest - Nashville High School Students

The winning essay and song or poem will be read by the student author(s) as part of the ceremony. All submitted artwork will be on display during the event.

Arbor Day Foundation Recognition Awards

Tree City USA

  • Metro Nashville - 25 years
  • Growth Award - 7 years

Tree Line USA

Nashville Electric Service - 12 years

Tree Campus USA

  • Belmont University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University