Kw-logo-smaller

Arbor Day

Apr 25, 2014
Will you be planting a tree on the last Friday in April for Arbor Day?
Arbor Day

Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. This year Arbor Day is April 25th. 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.

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.

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

 

readers voted!

Comments

britbrat4ever

britbrat4ever wrote:

hey if you like trees join my save the trees group @tree huggers Big Grin
commented: Thu Apr 10, 2014

allen

allen wrote:

Hey this was last Friday and I did not know...good thing we have KW to tell us about this stuff!
commented: Fri May 03, 2013

Cleah73

Cleah73 wrote:

At my school every year each grade plants a tree. So every year 6 trees get planted in the elementary school. K-5. Friday we planted them.
commented: Sun Apr 28, 2013

there are 6 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F989513170265

What Should Grow on Trees?

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

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...
The whole planet is affected by our current environmental problems, but some places need <...
Micro_love-earth-micro
Kidzworld covers the history behind Earth Day, how it started, who started it and when. Here's th...

Random in the forums

iWonTheGame
Bing
reply 33 minutes
Alexis7343
Alexis7343 posted in General:
34
reply 35 minutes
Alexis7343
Alexis7343 posted in General:
Monica
reply 36 minutes
iWonTheGame
iWonTheGame posted in General:
33
reply 36 minutes
iWonTheGame
iWonTheGame posted in General:
Lexi
reply 38 minutes

play online games

Goodgameempire-thumb

Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...

Dragon-dash-thumb-image

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

Blobthrower-thumb

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

Candy-cash-thumb

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...

Plinga-pet

Join the pet-pampering party with your own customized critter!