First celebrated in Nebraska in 1874, Arbor Day is an annual opportunity to get deeper into the wonderful world of trees. Some of these tall, leafy things likely stand in your very own backyard, but there are far more at Dawes Arboretum, which will host its annual Arbor Day Festival this weekend. Hands-on displays, activities and educational booths will populate the preserve's lovely grounds, which boast 4,500 unique plants and hundreds of native Ohio trees. Visitors will even have the chance to scale a few with EarthJoy, a recreational tree-climbing company. Admission is free.

First celebrated in Nebraska in 1874, Arbor Day is an annual opportunity to get deeper into the wonderful world of trees. Some of these tall, leafy things likely stand in your very own backyard, but there are far more at Dawes Arboretum, which will host its annual Arbor Day Festival this weekend. Hands-on displays, activities and educational booths will populate the preserve's lovely grounds, which boast 4,500 unique plants and hundreds of native Ohio trees. Visitors will even have the chance to scale a few with EarthJoy, a recreational tree-climbing company. Admission is free.