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.
9:30AM | Refreshments
10-11AM | Program
Location: Rand Berkley Park, 2501 N Chestnut Ave.
The 40th Arbor Day Celebration is open to the public and light refreshments are available. Village and Park District dignitaries deliver remarks on the importance of trees to community members. The Arbor Day Drawing Contest winners are announced and their art work is displayed.