Looking forward to a future that is greener, healthier and more beautiful.
An American festival – but we can all celebrate:
Arbor Day 2020 occurs this year on Friday, April 24. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you, and check out these facts about Arbor Day and the man who founded it.
“Other holidays repose upon the past;
Arbor Day proposes for the future.”
–J. Sterling Morton.
Arbor Day sprouted from the mind of a zealous tree lover named Julius Sterling Morton, who had a passion for planting all kinds of trees. The first Arbor Day occurred on April 10, 1872, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It’s estimated that nearly one million trees were planted on this day.
We can still plant a tree in our back garden:
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