California Arbor Week
Celebrated Annually March 7 – 14
What is California Arbor Week?
Celebrating California Arbor Week
Our Arbor Week Traditions
Arbor Week Grants – California ReLeaf, with the help of our partners and sponsors, offers Arbor Week Grants for community groups. Grants fund tree planting efforts throughout the state. Community groups are encouraged to apply! Through grassroots community efforts, tree planting, tree care, and educational programming continue to grow community knowledge and appreciation and advocacy for our urban trees.
Spreading the Word About Arbor Week – California Arbor Week is a great time to give extra recognition to what trees provide us every day! To help spread awareness, California ReLeaf, with the help of partners and sponsors, has developed many resources to celebrate and recognize how trees benefit our communities.
- Educational Resources – Elementary and Middle School Educators can use our online lesson plans
- Media Kit and Templates – Templates for Editorials, OpEds, Social Media Posts, and more!
- Benefits of Trees – Trees make our communities healthy, beautiful, and livable. Urban trees provide an immense range of human, environmental, and economic benefits. Learn more about the many ways trees benefit us!
- Tree Planting Event Toolkit– Want to develop a local tree event and don’t know where to start? Check out our tree planting event toolkit to help you start planning today!
Arbor Week News and Updates
The California redwood was designated the official State Tree of California by the State Legislature in 1937. Once common throughout the Northern Hemisphere, redwoods are found only on the Pacific Coast. Many groves and stands of the towering trees are preserved in...
As the sun sank down below the horizon last night, Tu Bishvat, sometimes referred to as Tu B’Shevat or the Jewish "New Year for Trees", began. Originally used to calculate the age of fruit trees, recently the Jewish holiday has come to be less pragmatic and more...
Join us on Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. for the Arbor Week Planning and Promotion Webinar. During this free webinar, you'll learn how to: Plan your Arbor Week event, Promote your Arbor Week event, and Get media and community attention during Arbor...
Join the Celebration!
Participate in California Arbor Week Celebrations and events in your neighborhood! Search our Network directory to find a community group near you, learn about upcoming events, get in touch, pick up a shovel and get involved.
Become a Sponsor
California ReLeaf welcomes sponsors for California Arbor Week. As a sponsor, your funds will provide grants for local community groups, who will lead Arbor Week tree planting celebrations and educational events recognizing the importance of urban trees. Please email us with the subject line “Sponsorship Interest” to learn more about how you can get involved.
Poster Contest Winners Hall of Fame
Photo and Video Contest Winners Hall of Fame
California Arbor Week Sponsors
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”–Chinese Proverb