This year’s theme highlights the importance of tree diversity in our community forests, which attracts a variety of wildlife and is more visually stimulating.
Since 1872, Arbor Day has been observed as a special day to plant trees and celebrate their many benefits!
Lyla Jones, a second-grader from Brandywine Springs Elementary School in Wilmington, is the 2023 Overall State Winner.
This year, Arbor Day will be observed in Delaware on Friday, April 28, 2023.
The Delaware Forest Service’s Arbor Day Poster Contest helps increase knowledge about trees and forest resources and is a great way for students to learn more about the role of trees in our communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being. This year’s theme highlights the long-lasting impact of planting a tree and the benefits it continues to provide to our community.
Planting a tree is a fun activity we can enjoy today, knowing that the tree will continue to improve our lives over time. Trees planted throughout our communities not only provide beauty but help shade our streets and schoolyards and create habitat and food for wildlife. Awareness of the difference between tree species helps in selecting the proper tree to plant in a given location based on site conditions, temperature and soil.
The poster contest was open to all K-5 public, private, homeschool, after-school, and other organized youth groups. Posters are judged on originality, use of theme, neatness, and artistic expression. Each winner receives a gift card, a tree-themed book, and a tree planting at their school. Twelve winners are selected – one from each county – in four grade categories: kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, and grade 5.
The 12 winners are invited to the annual Statewide Arbor Day Celebration hosted by Governor Carney!
For questions and more information, contact:
Ashley Melvin, Trainer-Educator email@example.com