The City of Chilton in cooperation with the Tree Board (City Council) and fourth grade students and teachers from Chilton Area Catholic School and Chilton Elementary School will celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. The event will take place across from the Chilton Public Library, 221 Park Street, in Brewery Hill.

This year's celebration will feature the planting of a Regal Prince Oak tree in memory of Cecelia Boehnlein.

Arbor Day is officially celebrated on the last Friday in April in Wisconsin, however, the Wednesday observance of this great day allows for cooperation from the City dignitaries, school children and teachers.

A brief history of Arbor Day will be given by Chilton Elementary fourth grade teacher Steve Knaus and the Arbor Day Proclamation will be read by Mayor Rick Jaeckels. Tracy Salisbury, DNR Regional Urban Forestry Coordinator will present Mayor Jaeckels with the Tree City USA award and flag in recognition of achieving Tree City USA status. There will be student readings on trees. Calumet County Master Gardeners member Byron Hacker and former City of Chilton alderperson and Tree Board member Chuck Schuknecht, will demonstrate how to plant a tree.

This is the 24th year that the City of Chilton has received this national recognition honoring its commitment to community forestry. Celebrating Arbor Day with an observance and proclamation is one of the four standards required by the Arbor Day Foundation to become a Tree City USA community. The other three requirements are to have a tree board, tree care ordinance and a comprehensive community forestry program.
Arbor Day is a time to celebrate trees.

This community event is open to the general public.