Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. Today, many countries observe such a holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.
Why do they call it Arbor Day?
The date was set for April 10, 1872. Prizes were offered to counties and individuals for planting properly the largest number of trees on that day. It was estimated that more than one million trees were plant- ed in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.
How do you celebrate Arbor Day?
- 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. ...
- Enjoy the outdoors. ...
- Attend a class on tree and plant care.
- Volunteer with a local tree-planting organization.