Montgomery Parks wants to Celebrate Arbor Day with Your School!

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 4:04pm

Montgomery Parks is pleased to invite 3rd-5th-grade students to participate in a video contest for a chance to host an Arbor Day Celebration at your school this April!

In a short video, tell us why “We Love Trees in Montgomery County”. Submissions will be posted to the Montgomery Parks’ YouTube Channel and the winning video will be displayed on Montgomery Parks’ social media channels and website.

Submissions must be received by March 30, 2017. The winning student or classroom will be selectedMarch 31, 2017, and the winning school will be notified by April 03, 2017.

The school with the winning entry will host Montgomery Parks’ Arbor Day Celebration, an event with hands-on activities that include:

  • Tree Top Travels & Canopy Exploration-a tree climber will demonstrate climbing, pruning, tree work and tools used to maintain tree health.
  • Compost Cooks-a live composting demonstration!
  • How Trees Grow-a study of growth rings.
  • Plant a Tree from the Park’s Nursery, Pope Farm, on school property and discuss what trees need to survive after planting.
  • Tree walk-learn how to identify trees on your school grounds
  • Class photos with Park’s mascot Woody the Tree.
  • Montgomery County Forestry Board Champion Tree Display.
  • Tree seedling giveaway to each student.

For more information and how to get your school involved, please check out our Arbor Day Celebration.

Susan Stafford  
Marketing & Public Affairs Manager | Public Affairs & Community Partnerships Division
Montgomery Parks | The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission 
9500 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901 
Office301.495.2517 Mobile301.518.9950 Fax 301.495.9340

Visit to register for activities and reserve facilities offered by Montgomery Parks.