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Celebrate Arbor Day at Lakewood Cemetery
April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lakewood Cemetery, Now an Accredited Arboretum, Celebrates Arbor Day
Enjoy Family-Friendly Activities at this Wooded Sanctuary in the City
Sunday, April 30
WHAT: Celebrate Arbor Day at Lakewood Cemetery
Join Lakewood, on Sunday, April 30, as we honor our roots as a Garden Cemetery and celebrate trees at our first “Sundays at Lakewood” event of the year! This free, outdoor event is open to all and will include activities and offerings for the whole family to celebrate Lakewood being officially accredited as a Level 2 Arboretum. (Only the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a Level 4, ranks higher in our state.)
Trees play an important role at Lakewood and throughout the world cleaning the air we breathe, filtering the water we drink, and providing shade and comfort to the whole community. Lakewood is known for its beautiful tree canopy, from our historic oaks to our autumn blaze maples and everything in between. To celebrate Lakewood’s past and future commitment to caring for our beautiful trees, everyone is invited to Lakewood’s Arbor Day celebration. No registration is needed for this free, open-house style event.
• Tie a ribbon to our Living Memory Tree
• Discover the trees of Lakewood on a guided tree tour with naturalist and author, Matt Schuth or explore the grounds using our self-guided walking tour brochure (PDF)
• Get your tree questions answered, and learn more about bird safe tree planting from the Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary
• Pick up a free tree seedling (while supplies last) to plant at home to honor Arbor Day and write a message or dedication on tree-free, biodegradable paper that you can plant under your new tree
• Learn how to make native seed planting paper with the artists from Paper Plains
• Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy acoustic music sets from local musicians
• Walk through the historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel
WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Lakewood Cemetery (Near the Living Memory Tree. Follow the signs)
3600 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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