On Arbor Day which is April 26th the Garden Club of York joins with the city of York in planting three trees that the Garden Cub of York has donated.
On day-of the planting there is usually a class or two of elementary school students participating. There are usually three stations: the County Forester, does a station on identifying the age of trees; someone does a nature hike; someone assists the children in planting a tree. The Mayor comes to receive the York as “Tree City” banner and deliver the proclamation for Arbor Day. Smokey Bear usually puts in an appearance. This initiative was started by Anne Collier, a former President of the Garden Club of York.