Did you know today is Arbor Day? Arbor Day is a national observance that encourages both tree planting and care. The official, national Arbor Day observance falls on the last Friday of April each year, but some states observe Arbor Day on different days. Since Arbor Day is all about trees, we thought it would be fun to share some facts about Arbor Day and trees with you today. Take a look at these interesting facts.
- Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872. He was an advocate for planting trees in his Nebraska community and simply wanted to dedicate a day to planting trees.
- The state of Kansas’ official Arbor Day observation also falls on the last Friday in April.
- Our state tree is the Cottonwood tree.
- The Oak tree was declared America’s official National Tree in 2004 by the American public in a vote held by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Are you curious to know more? Visit the Arbor Day Foundation website to learn more about Arbor Day!
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