ARBOR DAY FRIDAY

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PONDERSOSA PINE FOREST
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Arbor day celebrates trees! Plant some trees.

In 1854, J. Sterling Morton moved from Detroit, Michigan to the area that is now Nebraska. He and other pioneers new to the area noticed a lack of trees, which they needed as windbreaks, to stabilize the soil, and to give shade from the sun. Morton planted many trees around his own home. In January 1872, he proposed a holiday to plant trees on April 10th of that year. The day was known as “Arbor Day”. Prizes were awarded to the counties and individuals who planted the most trees on the day. About one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day. In 1885, Arbor Day became a legal holiday and was moved to April 22, which was Morton’s birthday. In 1989 the official Nebraska state holiday was moved to the last Friday in April. This date has become the day to celebrate trees in the U.S.

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”–John Muir

BRISTLECONE PINE
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One thought on “ARBOR DAY FRIDAY

  1. Muir was right! If everyone just planted one tree we would live in a different world. Trees are friends of mine and loggers strip whole countrysides of trees who it must be added create the oxygen we need to breathe. Here in New Mexico I am noticing that we are starting to cut junipers along power lines. Why? No juniper grows tall enough to threaten a power line. Cottonwoods are also being severely limbed and I don’t know why. In Maine where I live we have less than 16 percent of “mature” forest left and yet we keep cutting. The next generation is not going to know what an old tree looks like,

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