Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Arbor Day in Hudson

If you Google "Arbor Day," you will find it is typically observed on the last Friday in April. Here in Hudson, however, Saturday, October 16, has been declared Arbor Day in 2021. On that day, the Hudson Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) is partnering with the not-for-profit Hudson Parks Conservancy to celebrate Arbor Day by planting five street trees in Hudson--one in each of the fives wards. 

In order to purchase the trees--trees of some maturity, which will have a better chance of survival--and other materials needed for the project, the Hudson Parks Conservancy is contributing $1,000, and the CAC has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the remainder. The GoFundMe page can be found here. The Hudson Development Corporation is serving as the fiscal sponsor for the project, so all contributions are tax deductible. 

If you would like to contribute but prefer not to do so online, checks can be sent to Hudson Development Corporation, 1 North Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534. Make the check out to HDC and write "Arbor Day" in the memo field.


  1. why didnt the C A C touch base with the Tourist Board. $1000.00 is nothing to them.

    1. Are the trees related to any Tourism Board members? That would probably help.

  2. The CAC is grateful to the Hudson Parks Conservancy for the very generous donation and to HDC for acting as the fiscal sponsor.

    Due to Covid restrictions the traditional Arbor Day community gathering in April was ill-advised. We plan to Keep Hudson "Hudson" and have an annual Hudson Autumn Arbor Day, as this is a really good time of year for planting trees and achieving a good survival rate.

    We hope that many will join us on Saturday, October 16th at 10am in Public Square Park at 7th Street to team up and go to one of the various locations for planting.

    Donations of any size are welcome, people with or without shovels are welcome.