Virtual Arbor Day Event

Saturday, May 1, 2021



Celebrate Arbor Day


National Arbor Day is April 30, 2021 and it's the 150th anniversary of the holiday.  The city of Chanhassen celebrates Arbor Day on the first Saturday in May.  This year, celebrate Arbor Day in your own way.  The best way to celebrate is by planting a tree.  To learn how to properly plant a tree, watch the video that will be posted on this webpage and the city's social media near May 1.  

Another idea is to take a walk in the woods.  Chanhassen has many trails through beautiful forested areas.  Along the way you can identify some of the common native trees found in Chanhassen by watching the tree tour video which will be posted on this page and the city's social media.  You can also have some fun when you're out for a walk by playing Arbor Day bingo. Take a look at the trees along your walk and maybe you'll notice some new ones you hadn't noticed before.

Arbor Day Bingo Sheet


For the artists, check out these fun Arbor Day coloring pages. 


More arts and crafts fun:
  • Collect leaves, brush tempura paint on them and make leaf prints
  • Make bark rubbings.  See you can identify the tree by the bark.
2017 Arbor Day Lotus Bruce Edwards-2

Arbor Day Poster Contest


The City of Chanhassen and the Environmental Commission invites you to participate in the Chanhassen Arbor Day poster contest.  To honor Arbor Day, Chanhassen residents of any age are encouraged to create a poster celebrating the day and its intent.  This year's poster theme is "Trees are Terrific...In Chanhassen!"  The them reinforces how important tree are to our community.

Posters should exemplify the theme "Trees are Terrific...In Chanhassen!"  Be sure to include the theme in writing on your poster.  Ten winners will be selected to receive a tree-themed prize pack.  Drawings can be made in marker, crayon, watercolor, ink, acrylic, colored pencil or tempura paint and may not be larger than 11x17. Please include your name and contact information on the back of the drawing. The deadline to enter posters is 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Posters can be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to:
Arbor Day Poster Contest
Chanhassen City Hall
7700 Market Blvd.
P.O. Box 147
Chanhassen, MN 55317

View past contest winners here: