Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance encouraging tree planting and care. Louisiana Arbor Day is held annually on the third Friday in January, coinciding with the appropriate tree-planting season for our climate.
Each Louisiana Arbor Day our staff spends time in schools and at other community events planting trees with citizens and students, spreading the word about the importance of planting and caring for our urban forest.
Beginning in 2023, Baton Rouge Green partners with the Burden Museum & Gardens to celebrate Arbor Day with festival of activities, tree planting and learning at the Barton Arboretum (inside the Burden complex). In addition to the many horticulture, arboriculture and naturalist experts and vendors interacting with visitors, the BRG team gives away FREE native trees to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. The trees are grown by the staff and volunteers at Burden, and funded by BRG partners such as Bofinger’s Tree Service, Lamar and EdgeForm Landscapes.