Arbor Day

GEORGIA ARBOR DAY - Feb 16, 2024ArborDay2020_sign-web

In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. This holiday - Arbor Day - was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska. Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and world.

Although National Arbor Day is in April, each state typically celebrates Arbor Day during their regional planting season. Georgia Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday of February. 

One of the best ways to celebrate Arbor Day is to plant a tree!


The Mayor and Council will proclaim Arbor Day at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

Mayor & Council proclaiming Arbor Day 2023

The Mayor and Council proclaimed February 28, 2023 Arbor Day at their regular meeting, Monday, Feb. 13, 2022. [L>R: Christine Lambert, Councilmembers Besty Wagenhauser and Ed Latham, Mayor Fred Perriman, Councilmember Rick Blanton, Junior Conservancy President, Brenna Garrett Desai, Councilmembers Carrie Peters-Reid and Eric Joyce.]


Madison will celebrate Georgia Arbor Day on February 28, 2023 with a ceremonial planting of the Arbor Day tree (place TBD).

Arbor Day 2023