Today, April 26, is Arbor Day! You may be asking yourself, what exactly is this holiday all about? Well, Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It has been over 135 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever. Discover some ideas on how to celebrate Arbor Day in your community courtesy of www.arborday.org
- Celebrate Arbor Day in a personal way by planting a tree yourself. It is an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love and a commitment to stewardship.
- Read a book about trees. Learn to identify trees in your yard and neighborhood.
- Enjoy the outdoors. Visit a local park or take a nature hike.
- Attend a class on tree and plant care.
- Volunteer with a local tree-planting organization. You’ll meet new people and make a difference in your community.
- Celebrate National Arbor Day by planting trees; receive 10 free shade trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation (northfortynews.com)
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