Arbor Day Facts
Arbor Day began on April 10th, 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Approximately 1 million trees were planted on the inaugural Arbor Day. Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton, the Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland. This festival is intended to encourage people to plant and care for trees, whether in groups or individually. Arbor Day has evolved to become a recognized holiday in many nations across the globe since its inception in Nebraska.
Arbor Day Facts to Consider:
In Latin, arbor refers to a tree.
The day on which a nation commemorates Arbor Day varies according to the planting season and environment.
Arbor Day was founded by Birdsey Northrop, who served as head of the committee that brought the holiday to the rest of the globe. In 1883, he was the first to bring it to Japan and the Japanese to Arbor Day.
Arbor Day became an official holiday in Nebraska on April 22, 1885, the state where it began. On that day, 1000 youngsters organized a procession.
With the exception of Delaware, every state in America celebrated Arbor Day 20 years later. Delaware soon became a part of the Arbor Day festivities.
Sylvan Day was nearly a moniker for Arbor Day. Arbor Day was selected because arbor was associated with both forest and fruit trees, while sylvan was exclusively associated with forest trees.
Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton constructed a family house that resembled the White House. Arbor Lodge is now a state park, and the house and its 65 acres are known as Arbor Lodge. There are approximately 250 different kinds of plants and trees in this 52-room house.
In Washington, D.C., there is a statue of J. Sterling Morton in the National Hall of Fame.
Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton, who believed that Nebraska lacked enough trees.
Arbor Day is observed in schools throughout the United States by having students plant a tree and dedicate it to someone important.
Arbor Day was established by President Richard Nixon in 1970 on the final Friday in April.
The 22nd of April was J. Sterling Morton's birthday. In most states, Arbor Day is observed on the final Friday in April to coincide with Morton's birthday.
Because of their planting season, Hawaii celebrates Arbor Day on the first Friday in November.
Arbor Day is observed in Alaska on the third Monday in May.
Canada commemorates Maple Leaf Day on the final Wednesday in September, which coincides with National Forest Week.
Arbor Week is observed in Ontario, Canada.
In 2004, the National Arbor Day Foundation conducted a poll to choose America's favorite tree. With 101,000 votes, the great oak won by a landslide. The oak has been designated as America's National Tree.
The fact that trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen is one of the reasons why they are so essential. They also serve as a source of shade and produce fruit and nuts.
Arbor Day is celebrated in a variety of ways, not only by planting trees. Some individuals contribute to the rainforest's preservation. Some individuals assist in the education of others on the value of trees. Another approach to honor trees and the essential role they play in our lives is to participate in a recycling program.