The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 it was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician. Throughout his long and productive career, Morton worked to improve agricultural techniques, but his most important legacy is Arbor Day.
Arbor Day 2017 Celebration Friday, April 28
Park District/Village Arbor Day Celebration
Olive and Douglas
9:00 am Refreshments - 10:00 am Program
The Arlington Heights Park District and Village of Arlington Heights will plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day at Recreation Park. Village and Park District officials preside over the event.