Arizona Arbor Day
This event is held annually to celebrate trees and the multitude of benefits they provide. It includes a reading of the Arizona Arbor Day proclamation, an awards ceremony for Tree City, Tree Campus, and Tree Line USA, Citizen Forester of the Year, Magnificent 7 Trees, and a commemorative tree planting. Arbor Day traditionally occurs on the last Friday of April.
Tour des Trees
Tour des Trees is a FREE (self‐guided) Bike, Walk, or Drive friendly event that weaves throughout an annually selected community in Arizona and highlights magnificent trees of various species. Professional Arborists are located at each tree to discuss different tree topics such as, Tree Selection, Proper Tree Planting, Right Tree – Right Place, Proper Watering, Proper Pruning, and the Benefits of Trees.
Tour des Trees - Fact Sheets
Each year around Arbor Day, we invite Arizona youth in grades K-12 to participate in our poster contest. This contest is intended to increase the awareness of trees through themes such as “The Benefits of Trees” and “Care For Trees – Trees Care For You”. The theme for 2019 is "Trees are Superheroes!"
"Trees are Superheroes!" poster contest is intended to highlight the heroic role that trees and urban forests play in our communities. For poster contest rules - click here.
1st place - Jaciel Acosta, Amberela Elementary School - Phoenix
2nd place - Jose Uriarte-Chavez, Robert Naylor K-8 - Tucson
3rd place - Tess Nelson, Zaharis Elementary School - Mesa
1st place - Sarina Ahmed, Joy of Fine Arts - Chandler
2nd place - Dylan Hatch, Mercury Mine Elementary - Phoenix
3rd place - Jeannette Pedraza, Montessori Day School - Phoenix
1st place - Cadence Caddell, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy - Flagstaff
2nd place - Paul Troy Renkas, Anthem Preparatory Academy - Anthem
3rd place - Christina Murella, Legacy Traditional School Chandler - Chandler
1st place - Madeline Madine, Corona Del Sol High School - Tempe
2nd place - Quinci Becky, Anthem Preparatory Acadmey - Anthem
3rd place - Erin Forstner, Verrado High School - Buckeye
The Showcase is an annual opportunity for our Community Challenge Grant recipients to present their Urban and Community Forestry projects, discuss their accomplishments, and network with program partners and collaborators. Presentations in the past have included, Urban Tree Maintenance Education, Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network, Irrigation Requirements of Landscape Trees, Urban Riparian Forests, and Creating Community-based Green Infrastructure.