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Arbor Day

In 2014 we will be celebrating Arbor Day on April 25th. Last year (2013) we celebrated Arbor Day on April 30th with students from Dickinson & Altmeyer Elementary Schools. We planted multiple trees with the students on school grounds. The kids learned all about Arbor Day and why the day is important; they learned about and participated in proper tree planting techniques; and we learned how excited the students get to have a hands-on activity outside. We also planted a donated tree from Wal-Mart at VFW Park with team members from Wal-Mart and the Chamber.

We once again extended our tree seedling purchase program to the schools for Arbor Day. The seedlings are ordered by the students from the city Forestry Department. Once they are delivered the students take them home and plant them in their yards to grow into a living symbol of Arbor Day.

You too can become involved in Arbor Day in your own way by purchasing and planting a tree on your property. The trees we plant benefit the whole world and its future. Become involved and plant a tree. If you would like more information on Arbor Day, the seedling program, or the City's tree planting program, please feel free to contact the City Forester at 339-8362.
De Pere Tree City USA

Did you know that for the past fourteen (14) years the National Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of De Pere a Tree City USA award winner? De Pere has also been the recipient of a Tree City USA Growth Award for eight (8) years for demonstrating its community forestry program, recognizing environmental improvement, and for displaying higher levels of tree care.
As a Tree City USA, De Pere must meet the criteria of four standards:


  • A tree department (your Park, Recreation & Forestry Dept.)
  • A tree care ordinance
  • A comprehensive community forestry program
  • An Arbor Day observance

As a City of De Pere property owner, you can participate in the community forestry program by ordering a tree to be planted in early spring or fall on the terrace or boulevard in front of your home or business. You can also request to "donate" a tree to be planted in the park of your choice as a memorial in honor of a special person. Call 339-8362 for more information.

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