Tennessee Arbor Day Celebration

04mar10:00 amTennessee Arbor Day Celebration

Event Details

March 4, 10 am

Join us at the Garden for the official City of Memphis Arbor Day Celebration. The festivities will include a reading of the Mayor’s proclamation, a poem reading by the President of the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council, tree planting demonstration, tree giveaway, and a tour of the magnificent trees at MBG. Plus children can have some fun learning about trees at a self-guided station in our Visitors Center.

Free and open to the public.

Tree Planting:

A Chinkapin Oak (Qurecus muehlenbergii), donated by long-time MBG supporter Dabney Nursery, will be planted at the Garden. This native tree is very desirable to both birds and mammals.

Tree Sapling Giveaway:

  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  • Red Mulberry (Morus rubra)

Tree saplings are provided by The Arbor Day Foundation to honor Memphis as a Tree City USA.

Tree Tour:

Certified Arborist Bo Kelley and Urban Forestry Advisor Linnea West will give a tour through MBG where they will highlight and discuss a selection of native trees. Information ranging from field identification techniques to the historical and cultural significance of the species will be explored throughout the tour.

Related TN Arbor Day Events:

  • Friday, March 4, 12:30-3 pm. Memphis City Beautiful/Memphis Parks Tree Equity Planting at McFarland Park. Meet at the McFarland Community Center parking lot located at 4955 Cottonwood Road; Rain date is Monday, March 7, 12:30–3 pm. Sign up at https://volunteermemphis.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=658428
  • Saturday, March 5, 10 am-12 pm. Wolf River Conservancy 17th Annual Tree Planting. Urban Earth, 80 Flicker Street. Sign up with: Nick Wiggins / Matt Winemiller by emailing marketing@wolfriver.org or calling 901-452-6500



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