DNR Q & A: Arbor month is here

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q.  What is Arbor Month?​


While National Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April, Minnesota is one of only a few states to also celebrate Arbor Month. May is Arbor Month in Minnesota, which gives us 31 days to celebrate trees, and it allows people in the northern part of our state to hold tree planting events once the ground has thawed.

This year’s Arbor Month theme, “Get your daily dose of trees for a healthy you and me!” celebrates the health benefits of trees. To encourage people to get their daily dose of trees, the DNR launched a #31DaysOfTrees challenge in May on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Visit mndnr.gov/arbormonth for challenge details, challenge prizes and watch our fun videos of Minnesotan’s getting their daily dose of trees and how trees improve your health.  


— Jennifer Teegarden, 


For more information, call the DNR information line at 296-6157 or go to the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us.


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