Did you know Arbor Day was founded by a journalist? Or that it started in Nebraska almost 150 years ago? Neither did I! The last Friday of every April is now Arbor Day, and we should use it to spread proper tree-care knowledge. For example:
- Water regularly so trees don’t dry up
- Know the prominent pests in your area, so you can protect your trees
- If you can, talk to a licensed forester to properly plant
- Don’t overwater! Talk to a specialist about soil analysis
- Be careful with your trimming so trees don’t die or topple
Arbor Day is all about taking care of our planet, which could always use a clean-up effort or a new tree planted. Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. But these life necessities are threatened around the globe.
To address this, the Arbor Day Foundation is launching an unprecedented undertaking: the Time for Trees initiative. Learn more about their efforts to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspire 5 million new tree planters by 2022 — the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day.
If you know of any local Arbor Day events, please share with me so I can re-post!