National and State Arbor Days

Each state’s Arbor Day celebration date initiates the signing of an Arbor Day proclamation by local officials and Arbor Day activities related to trees and tree planting. Celebrations are held as early as January and February in some southern states and as late as May in more northern locations.

National Arbor Day is observed on the last Friday in April and celebrated at the same time by 28 other states.
Louisiana’s Arbor Day,
Third Friday in January (State Tree: Baldcypress).
Lafayette, Louisiana celebrates Arbor Day – Third Saturday in January.



For more information and ways to celebrate trees both individually or in the classroom, please refer to the following pages for resources, projects and ideas.

Education Resources & Links

Ideas to Celebrate Louisiana Arbor Day