This Spring: Celebrate Arbor Day!

Mark your calendars! National Arbor Day — a holiday dedicated to planting and caring for trees — is being observed April 29, 2016.

You don’t have to be a professional arborist to participate. All you need is a love for trees, and a willingness to donate your time and energy to a local Arbor Day event. Check out the links below to learn more about the holiday, and how you can get involved:

Arbor Day Quicklinks:

Volunteer Center — Volunteers play an important role in tree planting and tree care projects in communities across the United States. Use the Arbor Day Foundation’s Volunteer Center to search for an Arbor Day project in your community (or organize your own!). Learn more here.

The History of Arbor Day — The very first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872. As one observer stated: “To say that it was a complete success but faintly expresses it. A celebration of this kind results in good to all, and is worthy of imitation by every school in the state.” By 1882, Arbor Day was observed by schools nationwide. Learn more here.

Educational Resources — Are you an educator? Whether your discipline is science, art, math, or even drama, there are many ways you can incorporate Arbor Day into your curriculum. Learn more here.

One thought on “This Spring: Celebrate Arbor Day!

  • I haven’t heard of Arbor Day as a holiday before, but I like the sound of it! Getting a bunch of volunteers to help out with planting trees can get you a whole lot more trees in the ground. And when you say maintenance, do they also prune the trees?


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