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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 28th. 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!

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britbrat4ever

britbrat4ever wrote:

hey if you like trees join my save the trees group @tree huggers :D
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 th...
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 ...
commented: Sun Apr 28, 2013

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