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Arbor Day


This Year’s Arbor Day Celebration is Getting Back to Its Roots

Change in plans from previous announcement

This year, the St. Charles Natural Resources Commission is marking Arbor Day with an old-fashioned tree planting April 24 in Lincoln Park at 10 a.m. The St. Charles Natural Resources Commission recognizes the importance of trees, plants and clean environments that enhance our community for everyone to enjoy.

For questions, contact the Public Works Department 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 Feb 20, 2020