Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. 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. Here are a few ideas on how you can celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, April 26th!
- 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.
- Read this story from the Sierra Club explaining how stressful urban landscapes are to trees and find out what you can do to help.
Find many more ways to celebrate and learn more about Arbor Day by visiting the Arbor Day Foundation here.