UMN Arbor Day 2024

Thursday, April 25, 1 - 3 p.m

Child Development Laboratory School
921 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cartoon images of kids planting trees and digging in dirt are placed amongst the following text: "UMN Arbor Day: Come play in the dirt with us!" The date, time, and location are also given.

Come plant trees with the future stewards of our urban forests! 

Arbor Day is devoted to connecting people with trees and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. Join Arboriculture: Selection and Management of Trees students as they host the official UMN Arbor Day celebration on April 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Child Development Laboratory School

Plant trees with the assistance of UMN Landcare professionals; hear from guest speakers Kate Nelson, Director of Campus Sustainability, and Shane Stennes, Systemwide Chief Sustainability Officer; and enjoy other fun activities, like making crafts and practicing tree-climbing with the student-led Tree Ascencion Group. Snacks will be provided. 

How to join us
The Child Development Laboratory School is located on the corner of 15th Avenue SE and Rollins Avenue SE in Minneapolis. Conveniently located on the Metro Transit’s Route 3 Local Bus, the school offers on-site bike parking. Street parking is available for cars. 

Did you know?
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was honored with a 2023 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The annual UMN Arbor Day celebration has played a big role in achieving this recognition!

The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals. UMN-Twin Cities achieved the distinction by meeting Tree Campus Higher Education’s five standards, including maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and student service-learning project. Currently, there are 411 campuses across the United States with this recognition.