Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, but each state celebrates its own Arbor Day depending on when the best times to plant trees in their area is.  This day is used to celebrate trees and encourage people to plant trees, bushes, and plants in their local neighborhood.

National Band & Tag is celebrating Arbor Day with our Arboretum Tags and Tree Tags. We manufacture custom tags to go on trees for a multitude of reasons. Arboretums tag their trees to identify the name, scientific name, origin, and provide visitors with other information about that specific tree.

Tree tags have multiple uses depending on the organization do the tagging, some examples of tree tags are identifying trees that have been treated for emerald ash borer, city stormwater trees, trees to protect and not cut down, forestry research trees, memorial trees, and more.

arbor day tags

tree tag

When Julius Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day back in 1872, his idea was simple, set aside a special day for tree planting. Share with us in the comments below, how you are celebrating Arbor Day? If you can’t plant a tree, try cleaning up a local park, visiting your local arboretum, or donating to the Arbor Day Foundation.

Can I see some Pet ID?

It’s National Pet ID Week (April 16 – 23)! As a manufacturer of dog and cat rabies tags and license tags, we are proud promoters of National Pet ID Week! This week is used to make sure every pet’s identification tags and microchips are up to date.

bone tag pet id week

Some pet owners say their dog doesn’t wear an ID tag because their dog is always on a leash. Or, that their cat is an indoor cat, so they don’t even put a collar on them. A pet can always get lost, and an ID tag needs to be in place in case your pet makes an escape. Leashes can break, doors get left open, and natural disasters can happen. It’s better to be prepared when it comes to getting your pet returned to you, and something as simple as an ID tag is an easy solution to get behind. In ASPCA research, owners who’d lost a pet were asked if they ever thought they’d lose a pet in the way they did, and the majority said no, they never imagined that would happen to them.

If your pet does wear their ID tags, take a moment to make sure that information is still legible and up to date.  Worn and damaged tags, or tags with incorrect contact information won’t help when someone is trying to contact you to return your pet.

Celebrate Pet ID Week with us by sharing your pictures below of your pet wearing their ID tags!

What’s your favorite tag?

At NB&T we have over 160+ dog and cat style tag shapes to choose from, as well as multiple other products. So, we asked some of our family members and employees,
“What is your favorite tag style and why?”

Brad (VP of Production): Style 1242 – “My favorite tags are our conservation products from small leg bands all the way to the large and not to forget lock-on and rivet bands.  I have always been an outdoors person and enjoy hunting and fishing with conservation being a passion.  My work in designing tooling and machines to make these bands is something I am very proud of.  Working with the biologist and banders throughout the years is very rewarding, especially in an area that I am very passionate about.”
bird bands

rivet bands

lock on bands

Sean (VP of Logistics, Secretary): Style 5 – “The car shaped tag is my favorite because I like to race cars.”
car tag

Lan (VP of Safety & Quality Assurance): Style 2351AT & 85V – “The Apron Tags with the year discs are my favorite because I like how you can color code them by department and year. It makes inspecting and managing your aprons easy.”
year disc


Yesi (Bilingual Customer Service Representative): Style 892 – “The 892 wing bands in fusion blue with the fusion marking are my favorite because it is extremely popular amongst sporting customers which is a part of my culture and a great way to remember my late grandfather.”
wing tag

Tammie (Customer Service Representative): Style 505 – “My favorite tags are the Scrapie Tags for sheep and goats because I am always taking orders for them.”
goat tag

Mark (Laser Department): Style 14ARBOR and 3602 – “If you’re talking metal tags, then the Arboretum Tags are my favorite.  I typically get to work more with graphics on these which I really enjoy doing. Especially when I can do different effects, fills to shade the colors, and different shades of gray.

I also enjoy working with the Asset Labels since I can do just about everything we do with the metal tags, but I can make these any shape the customer wants.  Squares are the most common, but we have done several other shapes such as stars, butterflies, crosses, etc.”
arboretum tag

asset labels

Erin (Customer Service Representative): Style 163/363 – “My favorite tags are the star shaped tags. I love helping customers bring their ideas to life with custom designs and the star looks great in every color of aluminum. The stars also have a variety of uses. They can be used as a promotional item for companies or make your pets look like a superstar.”
star tag

star shaped tag

Carolyn (Customer Service Representative): Style 2702 – “My favorite tag is the style 2702, Write-On Tags because they can be used on multiple items from plants to machinery.  They are easy to write on using any pointed object and the machine that makes these tags is super cool.”
write-on tag

Cassie (Accounts Receivable): Style 516 – “Because it reminds me of the Ludlow High School Panthers!”
panther paw tag

Environmental Management Tags

Did you know, National Band & Tag can assist environmental agencies, consulting firms, and other environmental services? Current environmental customers of ours are usually working to help protect the environment by helping companies and municipalities meet the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) requirements.

Some of the solutions our customers offer are permitting for projects with impact on wetlands, solutions for infrastructure of urban water planning, stormwater solutions to address issues of a single outfall or throughout an entire watershed, environmental assessments, testing of air, drinking water, wastewater, and more.

Tree Tags – Environmental customers use tree tags to label trees that are for stormwater, should not be cut down, or to ID ownership. An urban forest management plan gives public works agencies detailed information, recommendations, and resources needed to effectively and proactively manage public trees. Urban forest management may use tree tags like the picture below to ID public trees.

urban forest management

Style 115 – Plain Aluminum

Well Permit Tags – Environmental customers may offer permitting services and help municipalities with permits such as well permit tags. When groundwater wells, inject wells, drilled wells, and other types of wells aren’t properly managed or permitted, local groundwater can be affected.

well permit tags

Style 14 – UV Stable Black Aluminum

Contact us today for your free quote on tags for environmental uses.