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Happy Arbor Day



 (hug a tree)

J. Sterling Morton (originally from Detroit, Michigan) is credited with getting the ball rolling back in 1872, proposing a tree-planting holiday.  He moved to Nebraska, a vast prairie. Morton wanted to do something to improve the quality of life in his new home, so through his role as a journalist, he educated the public on the importance of trees. Thanks to Morton’s efforts, the first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872. By 1874. Arbor Day became a legal holiday in Nebraska and by 1920, it was a National holiday!  Originally, that date was April 22nd, which honored Morton’s birthday of the same date but was since changed to the last Friday in April.

Enjoy this day where people from all walks of life, all over the world, dedicate their efforts to honoring life, by planting trees!  Happy Arbor Day!  

For more/detailed information on Arbor Day, visit http://www.arborday.org


trees are teachers wise

growing tall with roots so deep

they are friends for life

(c) 2016 Annette Rochelle Aben