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
California ReLeaf held an Arbor Week press conference on Tuesday, March 7th, at South Prescott Park in Oakland with our partners, CAL FIRE, USDA Forest Service, Edison International, Blue Shield of California, Common Vision, and Oakland community leaders. Please see...
Tree Cheers to our Contest Winners! Budding artists from all over the state made colorful and joyful posters with the theme of “Trees Plant a Cooler” while learning about the benefits of trees and celebrating our urban forests. The Poster Contest Winners were unveiled...
Our 2023 Arbor Week Poster Contest asked California kids to ponder how planting trees and caring for trees can help make our communities cooler and healthier places to live. We appreciate all the beautiful entries young artists sent in. Here are the pictures receiving...
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