Art Exhibit ~ A Special Tree to Me

Joel D. Valdez Main Library invites you to view the works of local youth artists in the Arizona Arbor Day exhibit: A Special Tree to Me. The exhibit will be on display until May 24, 2024.

Did you know? Arizona Arbor Day is April 16, 2024!
In 1872, a man named J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. This holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than one million trees in Nebraska, and is now celebrated all over the world.
Each year, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management invites K-12 students to celebrate Arbor Day and trees in a creative way with a Poster Contest. You are viewing some of our favorite submissions from this year. The theme for the contest in 2024 is a "A Special Tree to Me!"
Our urban forests provide a wealth of resources, from improving human health to increasing habitat for birds and other animals. Trees provide important benefits to our lives; they reduce pollution, save energy, provide shade, and reduce stormwater runoff.
We hope you enjoy the beautiful artwork Arizona's youth has created in celebration of trees!
photos of artwork by Main Library staff