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Published on April 16, 2024
Chanhassen Invites Residents to Plant for the Future on Arbor Day at Meadow Green ParkSource: Facebook/City of Chanhassen, Minnesota Government

Chanhassen, a city that has made it a staple to celebrate Arbor Day by getting down and dirty in the name of greening up the community, is at it again—this time, the chosen spot is Meadow Green Park. Officials announced the yearly Arbor Day tree-planting event is set for May 4 at 10 AM, and they're inviting locals to put shovels to soil at 921 Pontiac Lane, according to the City of Chanhassen, Minnesota Government.

This tradition, tracing its roots back to 1872 in Nebraska and shortly after in Minnesota in 1876, is more than just about planting trees, it's a collective push towards a greener, more sustainable environment, as per the  City of Chanhassen, Minnesota Government, and showing up means taking part in a legacy over a century in the making. The city marks Arbor Day on the last Friday in April, while May is designated as Arbor Month, a period extended to celebrate and reinforce the importance of trees for the local ecosystem and community wellbeing.

Details about the event, including how to participate and the specific kinds of trees being planted this year, are available on the city's official Arbor Day webpage. Those eager to dig in and contribute to Chanhassen's canopy can find all they need to join the effort at chanhassen.info/ArborDay.