Join us for an all-day celebration of Arbor Day! Participants will kick off the day planting trees throughout the Arboretum before picking out a free tree courtesy of the City of Rockford. We’ll end Arbor Day with our annual Arbor Dash 5k (pre-registration is required.) Attend the full day or come for whatever works with your schedule!
To sign up for the Arbor Dash 5k, click here or call 815-965-8146. Registration is $20 for Klehm members and $25 for non-members. All runners will receive a complimentary Arbor Dash T-shirt.
10:00 AM – Remarks & Arbor Day Proclamation 10:15 AM – Tree Planting Event Begins 12:30 PM – Tree Planting Event Ends (estimated) 1:00 PM – City of Rockford Tree Giveaway Begins (while supplies last) 2:30 – 3:30 PM – How to Kill a Tree Class 5:30 PM – City of Rockford Tree Giveaway Ends | Arbor Dash 5K Runner Registration Begins 6:30 PM – Arbor Dash 5K Race Begins
Directions: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61102 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford. After crossing the Rock River, turn left on Church St., IL 2. Follow IL 2, which will join S. Main St. to the Arboretum on the right at Clifton Ave. From the south and west: follow U.S. Bypass 20 to S. Main (IL 2); go north on S. Main to the Arboretum on the left at Clifton.