ARBOR DAY 2017

It is nice to know that a day each year is dedicated to the planting of trees.  I believe it is the best way to show appreciation for its value to the world.  If people would only replace every tree they cut down, there would have been lesser floods and better watersheds on earth.  Let’s do this each year on Arbor Day!

When is Arbor Day in 2017?

Arbor Day is on April 28, 2017, a Friday.

Arbor Day is always celebrated, in Nebraska of the United States of America, on the last Friday of April each year.

Origin, History and Purpose of Arbor Day:

The inaugural celebration of Arbor Day was on April 10, 1872 as proposed by J. Sterling Morton.  His proposal was approved by the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture on Jan. 4 of the same year.  It became an official holiday in 1885 with its date of celebration moved to April 22, the birth date of J. Sterling Morton.

In 1989, its date of celebration had been moved to the last Friday of April to coincide with the National Arbor Day.  The National Arbor Day started in 1970 as proclaimed by past President Richard Nixon.  This special day encourage citizens of America to value, plant and feel concern for trees.

Arbor Day Celebration:

The chief activity on this day is to plant trees.  Since its first observance, annual awards are given to people and groups, all over the world, for their excellent service to forestry, trees and related environment matters.  Exhibitions, fairs and musical performances are also organized.

Fundraisers are conducted and donations welcomed for tree conservation projects.  Educational institutions hold lessons and activities concentrated on trees and their significance to daily living.  Garden centers hold open days too.  Being a holiday, families go on picnics in parks and conservation sites.

When is Arbor Day in 2018?

Arbor Day is on April 27, 2018, a Friday.

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