Hoover Arbor Day
Since 1999, the Hoover Beautification Board has worked with City and School System staff, as well as an assortment of generous sponsors and volunteers to plan, organize and conduct annual Arbor Day celebrations at public schools and at Aldridge Gardens. These celebrations have helped Hoover retain its status as a 'Tree City' in the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program and have added thousands of trees to the city’s urban forest. The school and community celebrations educate children, youth and adults about forest and urban trees, and about the incredible benefits trees provide.
Hoover Community Arbor Day Celebration
Hosted each year at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover’s community-wide Arbor Day Celebration features a native species tree giveaway for Hoover residents, a formal ceremony honoring winners of the 4th Grade Arbor Day Essay Contest and a ceremonial tree planting. Hundreds of residents and business owners attend the annual celebration to tour the Aldridge Gardens grounds, consult with ISA Certified Arborists and other plant professionals, hear the reading of their 4th Grader’s winning Arbor Day essay, and to show their appreciation for Hoover’s most valuable natural resource! The event is open to the public and generously sponsored by community partners like Alabama Power Co, ACE Tree Service and others.
Hoover Schools Arbor Day Celebrations
The Hoover Beautification Board encourages each of Hoover's 17 schools to organize their own, annual Arbor Day celebration on campus. The Board provides one, large-caliper shade tree to each participating school. The Board assists with each celebration which always include a ceremonial tree planting led by Hoover Urban Forestry staff. Utilizing larger caliper trees, the school plantings have proven effective at enhancing campus landscapes and at teaching students the do(s) and don't(s) of proper tree planting and care.