Arbor Day is held every year on 5 June to draw attention to the importance of trees in our society. Plant a tree and grow our future. Take care of the carbon in our atmosphere.
The world’s first Arbor Day was held in Nebraska in 1872. New Zealand celebrated Arbor Day for the first time in Greytown in 1890. Christchurch City Council helps celebrate Arbor Day on and around 5 June each year by organising community plantings in parks around the city and by supporting schools in their tree planting activities.
Waitākiri School is supporting the Christchurch City Council's Arbor Day planting this week on the Travis wetlands. On Tuesday in the balmy sunshine, Ōtākaro 3 and 4 walked through the wetlands and joined CCC Park Rangers and Travis Wetlands Foundation volunteers to plant a range of native plants.