Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a national holiday that encourages tree planting and care. J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in 1872 in Nebraska. One by one other states started observing this day until the whole country accepted it as a holiday. Now other countries are even observing it as it becomes apparent across the world the importance of trees. Arbor Day is celebrated each year in Iowa on the last Friday in April. For more information on Arbor Day please refer to The National Arbor Day Foundation’s website.  

All Waterloo citizens are encouraged to celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree.