Arbor Day

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Arbor Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States that encourages the planting and care of trees. Similar holidays with this same name exist worldwide. It was established by J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1872. The national holiday is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April.


  • Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.
  • Each generation takes the Earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
    • J. Sterling Morton, 1887.
  • Trees are amazing and beautiful.
    • Kevin L. Farr

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