Tree Planting Ceremony
Each year Burlington celebrates Arbor Day by planting trees at a preselected school in our community. Students, teachers, parents, and City staff join together to help plant a variety of trees and shrubs.
Arbor Day originated in Nebraska in 1872 where a day was set aside and over a million trees were planted. This idea quickly spread to neighbouring states and to Canada. Today we still celebrate by planting trees each spring in Burlington.
Did you know that...
- Last year 3,000 trees and shrubs were planted by the City
- Over 50 flower beds have been adopted by local businesses, associations and citizens
- 400,000 kgs of garbage will be removed from City parks this year
- 12 park locations have naturalized areas
- 151,000 trees in parks and along City streets are maintained by the City
- Burlington was the first community in Canada to begin an Honour Roll of trees
Do your part to green up Burlington by participating in Arbor Day activities in 2013 or by planting a tree at your residence.