DEEP Launches Celebration of Arbor Day Online and at Home
Celebrate Connecticut’s Trees on April 24 and Beyond
Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April to highlight trees and all of the great things that trees do. This year, Arbor Day is Friday, April 24.
Traditionally, we mark Arbor Day by planting trees at our schools and in our parks. This year, as we are all doing our best to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” getting together is not possible. So, let’s do the next best thing – celebrate Arbor Day at home, in our yards, in our towns, and online.
The DEEP Division of Forestry has created a special webpage for students and families that features tree-related activities, such as planting a tree in your yard and discovering trees online and outdoors near your home: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Forestry/Urban-Forestry/Arbor-Day-2020---On-Line-and-At-Home.
“Please join us in making this Arbor Day extra special by celebrating virtually with a picture of your favorite tree or tree planting activity,” said Christopher Martin, Director of the DEEP Division of Forestry. “Share your picture and story by posting on our various CT Fish and Wildlife social media accounts. Tell us why the tree is important to you and share what you learned so others can also.”
You can follow and share with the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources, which encompasses the Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife Divisions, on the CT Fish and Wildlife Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CTFishAndWildlife/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ctfishandwildlife/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/CTFishWildlife).
“Municipalities are also encouraged to share their Arbor Day and Tree City USA celebrations with our social media to enhance the statewide celebration,” continued Martin.
The DEEP Division of Forestry will continue sharing ideas and information from the CT Fish and Wildlife social media accounts to increase awareness of trees and forests, highlighting how much trees and the natural world have to offer us.