Happy Arbor Day!

Posted April 26th, 2013 by skyline with No Comments

The idea for Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The first Arbor Day was in 1872, when the State Board of Agriculture accepted a resolution by J. Sterling Morton “to set aside one day to plant trees, both forest and fruit”. More than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on this first Arbor Day!

Today Arbor Day is recognized as a National Event; look at what it is called in other countries…

 Israel – New Year’s Day of the Trees
 Korea – Tree-Loving Week
 Iceland – Student’s Afforestation Day
 Yugoslavia – Arbor Day in the Spring and an Afforestation Day in the Fall
 India – National Festival of Tree Planting

“The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow and, some day, provide wood products, wildlife habitat, erosion control, shelter from the wind and sun, beauty, and inspiration for ourselves and our children.”
–www.arborday.org

“To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.”
–Theodore Roosevelt

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