Happy Arbor Day APAS friends and family!! Today marks the 142nd anniversary of Arbor Day!
Today is a day in which we celebrate the beauty of our planet and the beauty of trees and all things green. Arbor Day dates back to 1872 where the first Arbor Day celebrations took place in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The holiday was proposed by Julius Sterling Morton, who was a strong agricultural activist and eventually served as President Cleveland’s Secretary of Agriculture. It is widely believed that over a million trees were planted on the first celebration of Arbor Day! Now it is a nationally celebrated holiday, observed every year on the last Friday in April.
In the spirit of Arbor Day plant something green this weekend and help keep our planet beautiful for us all to love and enjoy! Happy Arbor Day everyone!
To learn more on how to have a bigger impact, visit the Arbor Day Foundation at: www.ArborDay.org
(photo credit to http://treesatlanta.org/)