Home of Arbor Day

Nebraska traditionally celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday of April, but everyday is Arbor Day.

As residents of the Arbor Day state, Nebraskans recognize the value of trees. Forests foster economic development by supporting businesses, creating jobs and generating rural and urban income. Trees clean the air, extend the life of roads, save tax dollars by reducing the need for expensive "hard" infrastructure and reduce heating and cooling costs. In fact, properly placed trees can reduce cooling costs by up to 25 percent. Trees preserve "The Good Life" in Nebraska by creating more livable communities situated in a predominantly agricultural landscape. 

Each year individuals, organizations, Tree City USAs, Tree Campus USAs and Tree Line USAs celebration Arbor Day in the spring but don't forget fall is a good time for tree planting!

Click here for the history of Arbor Day.