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Arbor Day 2016

Trees are terrific In Cities and towns!Arbor Day 2016 is Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in Centennial Park. Join Mayor Barry, Metro Public Works and others for Metro's Arbor Day Celebration.

Did you know that first Arbor Day was held in Nebraska in 1872? Prizes were offered to counties and individuals for planting properly the largest number of trees on that day. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

During the 1870s, other states passed legislation to observe Arbor Day, and the tradition began in schools nationwide in 1882.

This rich and long standing tradition recognizing and celebrating the important of trees is also a rich and long standing tradition in Nashville and Davidson County. This year’s celebration includes winning students reading their “My Favorite Tree” essays, tree dedications, and more. Immediately following the program, there will be a reception and Tree Seedling Give Away.

Seedlings are being provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry and special thanks to The Christie Cookie Company for its generous donation.

View Arbor Day 2016 invitation.