Arbor Day – April 29th

“The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska.  Julius Sterling Morton, a journalist and politician from Nebraska, felt that Nebraska’s landscape and economy would benefit from the wide-scale planting of trees.  Morton set an example by planting trees on his own farm and urged his neighbors to follow suit.  Today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day although the dates may vary in keeping with the local climate.”

For more information on Arbor Day, click on the links to the websites below:

National Arbor Day Foundation

Beadle Conservation District

We also have many Arbor Day books available for check-out.  You may reserve items by clicking the links below:

Book Cover  Arbor Day

Book Cover  Arbor Day Square

Book Cover  Tell Me Tree: All About Trees for Kids

Book Cover  Celebritrees : Historic and Famous Trees of the World

Book Cover  Little Tree

Book Cover  As an Oak Tree Grows