Virtual Arbor Day Event

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Celebrate Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is April 30, 2021, and it's the 150th anniversary of the holiday!  The city of Chanhassen celebrates Arbor Day on the first Saturday in May.  This year, we invite you to celebrate Arbor Day in your own way. There are many ways you can observe and celebrate this day, but by far, the best way is to plant a tree. For instructions on how, check out this video.

Another idea is to take a walk in the woods; Chanhassen has many trails through beautiful forested areas, and you can enjoy identifying some of the common native trees found in Chanhassen by watching the tree tour video (posted on this page and the City's social media soon).  While you're out on your walk, have some fun playing Arbor Day bingo, too. Take a look at the trees along your walk and maybe you'll notice some new ones you hadn't noticed before!

Arbor Day Bingo Sheet

For the artists, check out these fun Arbor Day coloring pages: 

More arts and crafts fun:
  • Collect leaves, brush some tempera paint on them and make leaf prints
  • Make bark rubbings...See if you can identify the tree by the bark!

Arbor Day Poster Contest

The City of Chanhassen and the Environmental Commission invites you to participate in the Chanhassen Arbor Day poster contest.  To honor Arbor Day, Chanhassen residents of any age are encouraged to create a poster celebrating the day and its intent.  This year's poster theme is "Trees are Terrific...In Chanhassen!"  The them reinforces how important tree are to our community.

Posters should exemplify the theme "Trees are Terrific...In Chanhassen!"  Be sure to include the theme in writing on your poster.  Ten winners will be selected to receive a tree-themed prize pack.  Drawings can be made in marker, crayon, watercolor, ink, acrylic, colored pencil or tempera paint and may not be larger than 11x17. Please include your name and contact information on the back of the drawing. The deadline to enter posters is 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Posters can be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to:

Arbor Day Poster Contest
Chanhassen City Hall
7700 Market Blvd.
P.O. Box 147
Chanhassen, MN 55317

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