Arbor Day

About Arbor Day

The simple act of planting a tree will have a positive impact for generations to come. In the words of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day, "Other holidays repose upon the past, Arbor Day proposes for the future." Arbor Day celebrates the planting and nurturing of trees, and celebrates all the ways trees enrich our lives and stabilize our environment. Texas Arbor Day is held in the beginning of November, and the official Sam Houston Arbor Day is held the last Thursday in March.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Landscape Services and Leadership Initiatives for tree-planting events held in honor of both Texas and Sam Houston Arbor Day. Trees will be planted on the SHSU campus, and participants will be able to help leave their legacy behind through the act of planting trees that will continue to grow and thrive for years to come.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the importance of trees
  • Describe the benefits trees provide
  • Operate as a team with other students, faculty, and staff to complete Arbor Day activities

Arbor Day for the Spring 2020 Semester has been cancelled due to the recent developments with COVID-19. We look forward to hosting this event again in the Fall 2020 semester!

Need More Information?

Department of Leadership Initiatives

(936) 294-3000

leadership@shsu.edu

Lowman Student Center, Suite 326