Annual Arbor Day Celebrations in Norwalk
Each year the Norwalk Tree Alliance, in conjunction with the Norwalk Board of Education, selects a school to receive a tree in honor of Arbor Day.
The 2016 annual Arbor Day celebration took place on April 29, 2016 at Marvin School. As in past years, the students did participate in the planting of a tree on the school grounds. Mayor Rilling along with other dignitaries and the students used ceremonial shovels to plant the Kousa Dogwood tree.
The poster contest in honor of Arbor Day again produced some very creative scenes from the Marvin School students.
Arbor Day 2015 was celebrated at Kendall School on April 24. Once again, the poster contest in honor of Arbor Day produced some very creative scenes from the Kendall School students.
The 2014 Arbor Day tree planting was done on April 25 at Wolfpit School. This was the eleventh year that a tree was planted at a school in celebration of Arbor Day.
The 2013 Arbor Day tree planting was celebrated on April 26 at the Jefferson Magnet School. On this beautiful sunny spring day, a maple tree was planted on the school grounds. The poster contest in honor of Arbor Day produced some very creative scenes from the students.
In 2012, Arbor Day was celebrated on April 27 at Naramake School, where 6 apple trees were planted. Again, on a beautiful spring day, the ceremony was attended by students, residents and many local and state dignitaries.
In 2011, Arbor Day was celebrated on April 29 at Fox Run School. A spruce tree was planted at the school to honor the day, with many city and state dignitaries in attendance. Fox Run students performed ceremonies in honor of the occasion. It is expected that the tree will flourish and beautify the school landscape for many years to come.
Previous years have seen trees planted at the schools listed below.
- 2004: Marvin School
- 2005: Tracey School
- 2006: Brookside School
- 2007: Columbus School
- 2008: Rowayton School
- 2009: Cranbury School
- 2010: Silvermine School