Just because we cannot celebrate Arbor Day as we would normally does not mean that we cannot celebrate Arbor Day! And, with the weather not cooperating – there is all the more reason why an on-line Arbor Day might be just the thing.
So – how can you celebrate Arbor Day 2020?
The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has some suggestions. Visit their Arbor Day 2020 page to learn more – including on how you can contribute to an Arbor Day celebration on Facebook and Instagram.
The City of Hartford also has a suggestion. The City’s internationally-recognized Forester, Heather Dionne, talks about why urban trees matter, our changing climate zones, and how the City is taking steps to protect its magnificent canopy now and in the future despite dramatically changing weather and invasive pests. You are invited to hear Heather’s talk on Protecting Hartford’s 560,000 Trees in the premier showing of her video on Arbor Day. The video will go live at 11:30, at: www.facebook.com/CapitalForestCT
Another exciting program, especially for folks with school-age kids at home, is Connecticut’s Tree School. This series of activities, organized by the CT Forest and Park Association, offers great ideas for young people and families, to help people young and old learn about trees. The free, tree-related activities of the Tree School will continue throughout the spring.
And, of course, there are the suggestions put forward by the Arbor Day Foundation itself.
These are just a few of the many alternatives out there – I am sure many of Connecticut’s tree care companies have organized of their own that will be fun, engaging, spirited and educational.
Here’s to the day we celebrate trees and all that trees do for us.
Arbor Day – what a concept!