CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” -Ancient Chinese Proverb.
WHAT IS ARBOR DAY?
Arbor Day, as described by Wikipedia, is “…a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees…”
ARBOR DAY FACTS
Observance of Arbor Day was adopted by many countries and states all over the world starting several hundred years ago in order to create enthusiasm and celebrate the importance of trees for health, hygiene, decoration, nature, environment and customs, to recognize the aesthetic and physical and economic value of trees, and to refoliate barren areas; in fine—to persuade everyone to plant more trees.
WHY DO WE OBSERVE ARBOR DAY? What is Arbor Day and Why Do We Celebrate it?
For community-minded concerns, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources suggests that the celebration of Arbor Day gives us an opportunity to learn about trees and take positive action to make the world a better place.
- Trees give off vital oxygen through photosynthesis which you and I and animals need to breathe.
- Trees absorb harmful pollutants and small particles from the air which could damage our lungs.
- Trees reduce noise pollution.
- Trees provide a home and food for wildlife.
- Trees are beautiful to look at, nice to listen to as leaves rustle in the breeze, fun to explore, exciting to climb, and great to dream under.
Don’t forget to plant responsibly. Remember that trees can get really big, even after you’ve long since moved away, and their roots may spread wide and shallow. Take your own property and your neighbors’ property into consideration.
Trees beautify your environment, and many produce fruit or nuts to boot! As a result of centuries of progress, we now have many trees that can successfully become a satisfying part of your landscape in a shorter length of time than ever before. The same goes for the vast array of trees that can be grown in pots or other containers—there are more now than ever before! We can celebrate arbor day without property!
Arbor Day Giveaway
To celebrate Arbor Day, Nursery Enterprises has FREE Adult Coloring Pages and Children’s Coloring Pages, and a free Arbor Day Greeting Card for you to print. Included in the coloring pages and card is an Arbor Day discount for anything at the nursery webstore.
Why We Celebrate Arbor Day
Celebrate Arbor Day by planning for the future. Plant a tree for yourself, your family, your community, your parents, or grandparents. Plant a fruit tree, an ornamental, or an endangered tree for a special day like a wedding or graduation from school. They’re ideal to commemorate when you moved to the new house, to mark the corners of your property, for a wind break, a privacy screen, for shade to cool the area, for the death of a loved-one, or for a child’s birth.
Happy Arbor Day from the folks at Nursery Enterprises!