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Arbor Day


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is now.
— Proverb

St. Charles Arbor Day Celebration: Friday, April 24, 2020

The City of St. Charles Natural Resources Commission invites you to the 2020 Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m. at Mt. St. Mary Park, located on Prairie Street east of Route 31.   This annual event features a tree raffle, free perennial giveaways, educational materials for homeowners and special tree related programs. 

The St. Charles Natural Resources Commission recognizes the importance of trees, plants and clean environments that enhance our community for everyone to enjoy.

For additional information, contact Public Works at 630-377-4405 or


Tree City USASt. Charles Is a Tree City USA community, recognized for its commitment and care of trees.  Our City meets the standards of a "Tree City USA” community by having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.


The first Arbor Day was held in 1872 after Julius Sterling Morton proposed that a day be set aside encouraging everyone to plant trees.  On the first Arbor Day, 1 million trees were planted in the state of Nebraska where Morton lived at the time.  Julius Sterling Morton was also the father of Joy Morton who founded the Morton Arboretum. 


updated Jan 31, 2020