Alberta Forest Week


May 5-11th, 2019

Provincewide, there is a fine tradition of Alberta Forest Week and Arbor Day celebrations dating back to 1884. The spirit of Arbor Day instills the values of conservation and stewardship as well as the environmental benefits of our trees and forests. Alberta Forest Week is celebrated each year during the first full week in May.

As varying climates across the province favour tree planting at different times, Arbor Day dates vary, typically occurring during the first two weeks in May.

70,000 Tree Seedlings Delivered to Students

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will deliver close to 70,000 tree seedlings to Grade One students throughout the province during Forest Week; a long-standing tradition to teach the value of trees and their contribution to the Alberta way of life.

Check with your local municipality for more information about Alberta Forest Week and Arbor Day activities in your area.

Activity Ideas for Families and Schools

Print an event poster to advertise your own Forest Week activities.
Celebrate the week with friends and family by participating in some fun and informative activities.
Encourage learning and appreciation of our trees and forests with your classroom.
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This information published to the web on April 4, 2016.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 31, 2019.