St. Charles Hosts Arbor Day Celebration April 27

St. Charles Hosts Arbor Day Celebration April 27

Join the fun at the annual St. Charles Arbor Day celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Lincoln Park on Main Street.

This free event is organized by the St. Charles Natural Resources Commission. Everyone is invited! This year’s event celebrates St. Charles’ 20th year as a Tree City USA community.

Arbor Day Activities

  • Elementary students from Wild Rose School will present a special Arbor Day Program
  • Free perennials will be given out, compliments of Midwest Groundcover
  • Representatives from America in Bloom – St. Charles will hand out vegetable and flower seed packets compliments of Ball Seed, along with information about caring for trees.
  • Tree-themed art submitted by community members will be on display at the event.

St. Charles has held an annual Arbor Day celebration since 1998 to support tree education and stewardship. Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, and St. Charles continues this tradition celebrating the connection between trees and people, and the many benefits of trees.

Public Services Manager A.J. Reineking said St. Charles’ diverse urban forest is a valuable asset to our community, and the Natural Resources Commission and the city work hard to keep it and healthy and vibrant.

“Education opportunities like the Arbor Day Program are important to spread the word about the vital role trees have in maintaining the environment,” he said.

For more information, visit or contact Public Works at 630.377.4405 or

About the City of St. Charles

City of St. Charles Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. Friendly neighborhoods, unique architecture, beautiful parks, cultural amenities and innovative schools have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the city of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000.

More than 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The city of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine.