National Arbor Day- Celebrate the Day!
It’s National Arbor Day but did you know that depending upon the state in which you live, you could be celebrating it in January (Florida) , early March (California) or November (Hawaii). Many states observe their State Arbor Day to coincide with their best time for planting trees.
Arbor Day began in Nebraska in 1872 when J. Sterling Morton, an avid nature lover and advocate of planting trees who became Secretary of the Nebraska Territory suggested a tree planting holiday to be called Arbor Day.
So why trees?
Trees can... provide a variety of medicines.
...help provide clean air and water.
...offer shade on a hot summer day.
….add to the biodiversity of our planet.
….. can help keep your home cool.
…..provide the intangible benefit of making us feel good.
How you can celebrate?
Gather your family and plant a tree in your yard.
Learn more about the trees in your area. Do you know what your state tree is?
Get out and head to the park. Have a picnic!
Celebrate National Arbor Day!
Some of my favorite trees from Florida.