Celebrating National Arbor Day

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National Arbor Day connects more deeply with us here are Safari Tree beyond just our combined love and care for trees – the person responsible for the idea of National Arbor Day originated from Detroit, Michigan back in 1854 by the name of Julius Sterling Morton.  He was one of the many pioneers that made their way across the Midwest, moving into the Nebraska Territory.  Both he and his wife were nature lovers and they surround their newfound home in Nebraska with trees, plants and shrubs.  

This month, April 28th marks the 145th year of celebrating the importance of trees in our environment, in our lives as well as promoting tree planting and care.  All fifty states, Puerto Rico and some US territories have passed legislation adopting Arbor day, and throughout the world, many countries are also celebrating the planting of trees, caring for them and learning their value.  

The Arbor Day Foundation is one of the world’s largest nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to planting trees and each year the Foundation plants and distributes more than 10 million trees.  The Foundation is also focused on helping to preserve rain forest land through the Rain Forest Rescue program, and so far more than 48,000 acres of rain forest land have been preserved through their efforts.

So take a moment tomorrow to either plant a new tree or look at what you need to do to care for the trees you have on your property in honor of such a grand celebration that recognizes the value trees bring to our lives, to our environment, to our future.

For more information about the Arbor Day Foundation, please visit www.arborday.org.  

“The cultivation of flowers and trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see this culture become universal.” – Julius Sterling Morton