08 Apr Honoring the Arbor Day with Legacy Tree
What you need to know about Arbor Day
With Arbor Day being almost upon us, now is the perfect time to learn all about this auspicious holiday!
Arbor Day is essentially a celebration of trees where people are encouraged to celebrate the very crucial role that our trees play in the environment. Arbor Day is normally observed during the spring in countries throughout the globe and, in the USA, it is celebrated on the last Friday of April.
Celebrating Arbor Day is certainly not a new concept as it was initially observed during the early 1870s, when Yellowstone National Park was first named.
Arbor Day is a happy day as it highlights our love and our great concern for nature and, most especially, trees. On this day, hundreds of thousands of people get their hands dirty by planting trees and tending to other trees, plants and bushes around them.
It’s an Exciting Day with Many Events!
Although Arbor Day focuses mainly on planting trees, there are usually several, very exciting events that you can take part in. These could include Arbor Day fairs, conventions, community tree planting, open days in local garden centers and even music festivals. In addition, many communities present awards to individuals, schools and organization for their contributions to the environment. So, if you would like to participate in Arbor Day celebrations, why not find out what your local community is doing and seriously think about attending?
For example, Legacy Tree Community has announced a T-Shirt Design Contest that will run through the month of April. You can participate by writing your idea, sharing a drawing, a picture or a ready design in the contest thread on Facebook. The winner will be announced on April 25 and will get the very first T-Shirt printed with this design.
So, What Can I Do to Make Arbor Day Worthwhile?
Well, to begin with, you could plant a tree in your own backyard! This may sound like a tiny contribution but every single tree counts! You will love seeing how your tree grows over the years from a young plant into a bigger tree!
Alternatively, you can sponsor the soil for 5 baby trees in the Legacy Tree greenhouse, and Julie Zanforlin will do all the heavy work for you. She is replanting over 12000 baby trees into bigger pots and every single contribution is a huge help!
If you would like to do more, why not make a pledge to decrease your paper usage? This will help a lot because deforestation is a huge problem. You could also begin buying from companies who have sound sustainable business practices.
Going on a pleasant hike is also another way in which to appreciate the value and the beauty of the trees around us.
There is actually so much that you, as an individual, can do to honor Arbor Day. Whether you elect to join an event in your community or you decide to plan your own Arbor Day celebration, you will be playing your part in helping our Earth.
What’s the Big Fuss around Arbor Day?
Firstly, with global warming being a massive issue affecting our environment, it is even more important than ever before to do all we can to save our planet! Remember: a healthier planet equals healthier people!
There is no way that we, as humans, would be able to survive without trees. As natural air purifiers, they absorb the carbon dioxide that we breathe out (and which is also a harmful greenhouse gas that has a warming effect on the Earth) and release oxygen which is essential for all life.
Our natural world goes largely unappreciated in this modern world and, taking time out on Arbor Day to sit back and think about how beautiful our natural surroundings are, is vital. If you live in a city and spend a large.