Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day in Olympia Saturday, March 17 2018

Olympia Loves Trees

Trees and forests are part of the fabric and identity of our community. In fact, Olympia has been a Tree City USA for 24 years!

Each year, the City and its partners host a variety of Arbor Day events to celebrate our community trees, honor all of the great work that has been done to maintain them, and join with citizens to plant new trees for future generations.

2018 Arbor Day Events

Olympia's Arbor Day festivities will take place Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at LBA Park located at 3333 Morse-Merryman Rd SE. Meet at the picnic shelter for all events.

Self-guided Forest Ecology Walk: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn about the intricate web of life and renewal taking place in local forests. The walk will highlight topics such as identifying native plants and forest ecosystem functions.

Guided Bird Walk: 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Learn about and view the beautiful birds that call LBA Park home. The walk will be lead by knowledgeable members of the Black Hills Audubon.

Invasive Plants of Local Forests Workshop: 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Learn how to identify, manage and prevent the spread of problematic non-native plants in local forests and yards. You'll learn about the impacts of invasive species and native plants that thrive in similar conditions.

Proper Pruning Workshop: 11 a.m. - Noon

Learn about proper pruning techniques to improve plant health with skilled professionals. Hand on demonstrations held nearby in the park.

Arbor Day Celebration: Noon - 1 p.m.

Join us for our annual celebration of Arbor Day. This year we will feature the Mayor's proclamation, presentation of the Jay Butts Friends of Trees Award, and music by the Artesian Rumble Arkestra. Light refreshments will be provided.

Volunteer Stewardship Event: 1 - 3 p.m.

Help improve habitat in the recently acquired open space referred to as “LBA Woods” by planting native trees and shrubs and helping manage invasive vegetation. Receive a free native tree for participating. Gloves and tools will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes or boots. Register Now...


Contact Jesse Barham, Habitat Planner, at 360.753.8164 or