-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

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!

Related Stories

 

11 Comments

Related Stories

Micro earth day micro
Most of us have good intentions when it comes to the environment. But when Earth Day comes around...
Micro hands holding earth micro
Earth Day is coming up fast! In honor of this very special day, Kidzworld wants to help all you g...
There isn't a square inch of earth that isn't effected by our current environmental problems, but...
Micro love earth micro
Kidzworld covers the history behind Earth Day, how it started, who started it and when. Here's th...
F989513170265

What Should Grow on Trees?

  • Money.
  • Spaghetti.
  • Shoes.
  • Pizza.

General In The Forums

TheColorfulTrashcan
"CaptJolee" wrote: "TheColorfulTrashcan" wrote: I find the hate comments on this useless. Go do something with your life instead of hating on someone. He's open minded which, I, like. I will probably do some research on the Earth being flat theory. Sounds interesting. Both sides. thank you finally another person who is willing to research this topic You need to stay open minded with this like this.
reply 11 minutes
TheColorfulTrashcan
"unicornsrule626" wrote: "TheColorfulTrashcan" wrote: I find the hate comments on this useless. Go do something with your life instead of hating on someone. He's open minded which, I, like. I will probably do some research on the Earth being flat theory. Sounds interesting. Both sides. ANOTHER PERSON WHO UNDERSTANDS! God, if only more people were like this. Open minded and able to look at both sides instead of just one Why thank you, i think both sides are worth listening to.
reply 12 minutes
doxiluvr18
doxiluvr18 posted in Food:
Water  :thumbsup
reply 13 minutes
unicornsrule626
"TheColorfulTrashcan" wrote: I find the hate comments on this useless. Go do something with your life instead of hating on someone. He's open minded which, I, like. I will probably do some research on the Earth being flat theory. Sounds interesting. Both sides. ANOTHER PERSON WHO UNDERSTANDS! God, if only more people were like this. Open minded and able to look at both sides instead of just one
reply 16 minutes
CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Debating:
"TheColorfulTrashcan" wrote: I find the hate comments on this useless. Go do something with your life instead of hating on someone. He's open minded which, I, like. I will probably do some research on the Earth being flat theory. Sounds interesting. Both sides. thank you finally another person who is willing to research this topic
reply 17 minutes