Arbor Day falls on many different dates


Published: Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 9, 2004 at 11:09 p.m.

National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April.

However, many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. Following is a list of their celebrations.

Florida celebrates Arbor Day the third Friday in January, since that is a good time to plant trees.

  • Other states are: Alabama, last full week in February; Alaska, third Monday in May; Arizona, Friday following April 1 (Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Mohave and Yavapai counties), Friday following February 1 (all other counties); Arkansas, third Monday in March; California March 7-14; Colorado, third Friday in April; Connecticut, April 30; Delaware, last Friday in April; District of Columbia, last Friday in April; Guam, first Friday in November; Georgia third Friday in February; Hawaii, first Friday in November; Idaho, last Friday in April; Illinois, last Friday in April; Indiana, second Friday in April; Iowa, last Friday in April; Kansas, last Friday in March; Kentucky, first Friday in April; Louisiana, third Friday in January; Maine, third full week in May; Maryland, first Wednesday in April; Massachusetts, April 28-May 5; Michigan, third full week in April; Minnesota, last Friday in April; Mississippi, second Friday in February; Missouri, first Friday after the first Tuesday in April; Montana, last Friday in April; Nebraska, last Friday in April; Nevada, southern, February 28, northern, April 23; New Hampshire, last Friday in April; New Jersey, last Friday in April; New Mexico, Second Friday in March; New York, last Friday in April; North Carolina, first Friday following March 15; North Dakota, First Friday in May; Ohio, last Friday in April; Oklahoma, last full week in March; Oregon, first full week in April; Pennsylvania, last Friday in April; Rhode Island, last Friday in April; South Carolina, first Friday in December; South Dakota, last Friday in April; Tennessee, first Friday in March; Texas, last Friday in April; Utah, last Friday in April; Vermont, first Friday in May; Virginia, Second Friday in April; Virgin Islands, last Friday in September; Washington, second Wednesday in April; West Virginia, second Friday in April; Wisconsin, last Friday in April; and Wyoming, last Monday in April.

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