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Arbor Day

Apr 20, 2016

Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. This year Arbor Day is April 29th. It's a holiday that celebrates trees. How exactly do you celebrate a tree? You plant more, of course! People have been planting trees on Arbor Day for over a hundred years, thanks to one man.

Home, Home On The Range

If you drove through Nebraska today you would never know that the state used to be a dusty prairie. When J. Sterling Morton and his wife moved from Michigan to Nebraska, the nature lovers immediately began planting trees. The local newspaper editor encouraged citizens to make April 10th a holiday to plant trees.

Celebrate Arbor Day!Celebrate Arbor Day!

Arbor (which means tree) Day was first celebrated in 1872 when locals planted more than a million trees. J. Sterling even offered prizes to those who planted the most trees. Thirteen years after Arbor Day became a holiday, the date was changed to April 22 in honor of J. Sterling's birthday. The official planting day is celebrated worldwide, usually on the last Friday in April.

Arbor Day Fun Facts

  • Since tree planting season changes across the US, some states observe Arbor Day on different dates. Hawaiians, for example, plant trees on the first Friday in November.
  • Arbor Day was the inspiration for Earth Day, an international holiday that is celebrated on April 22nd.

Plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day!Plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day!
Have Your Say

Are you planting a tree this Arbor Day? Where? Is your school doing anything on this holiday? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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