Arbor Day

Olympia Loves Trees

Arbor Day Invite

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.

Beyond the celebration we often provide unique opportunities for the public to explore and learn about trees and our local natural habitat through tours and hands-on educational workshops.

2017 Arbor Day Events

Olympia's Arbor Day festivities will take place Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at historic Priest Point Park. Meet at Shelter#4 for all events.

Kid's Scavenger Hunt: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bring your kids and hunt down various plant and habitat features in the nearby woods. Find them all and win a prize!

Proper Pruning Workshop: 9 - 10 a.m.

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

Invasive Plants of Local Forests Workshop: 10 - 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. Register...

Guided Forest Ecology Tour: 11 a.m. - 12 Noon

Learn about the intricate web of life and renewal taking place in local forests. Topics from identifying native tree and plant species to the functions being provided by forests will be highlighted. Register...

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.

Volunteer Stewardship Event: 1 - 3 p.m.

Help improve habitat in the Lower Mission Creek Watershed by planting native plants and helping manage invasive vegetation. Gloves and tools will be provided. Register...


Contact Park Ranger Sylvana Niehuser at 360.753.8258 or