Friday, April 30, 2010

Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a US National Holiday that is celebrated every last Friday of April. This Arbor Day is celebrated to commemorate the tree planting events. During this day, individuals and large group of populace are encouraged to engage themselves to plant and care for trees.

Arbor Day started back in 1872. The goal of the event is to plant as many trees as possible to help regenerate the lost trees during deforestation. Prizes were given to those people who has planted the most number of trees during the day. More than one million trees were planted on the first Arbor Day in Nebraska, but the it didn’t officially become known as “Arbor Day” until 1874.

Arbor day was created in honor of pioneer J. Sterling Morton from Detroit, who moved with his wife to Nebraska and quickly planted trees, shrubs and flowers upon their arrival.

Now that you have the historical background, are you prepared to start using that green thumb?


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