Friday, May 2, 2014

Arbor Day


Two important days are observed this week: Earth Day (Tuesday) and Arbor Day (Friday). The first Earth Day was held in the spring of 1970 as a way to demonstrate on behalf of the environment. The first Arbor Day in the America was held in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. The idea came from Julius Sterling Morton as a way to plant trees in a treeless Nebraska. An estimated one million trees were planted that day. National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April. All states celebrate Arbor Day but not all on the last Friday of April.

Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day Foundation

Ways to observe Arbor Day is to learn about trees, learn about maintaining trees, teaching others about trees and their care, volunteering with local planting organizations or planting a tree at home. Four million urban trees disappear each year. They are lost to storms, high winds, drought, stress and poor care. Trees are vital to our environment. They filter out pollutants in our air, reduce air conditioning use, buffer winds therefore reducing heating costs, absorb high frequency noises, increase property values and can help prevent soil erosion.

Don with a Dawn Redwood
Hug a tree on Arbor Day.
Better yet, plant a tree!

So come Friday, consider helping the environment by planting a tree or helping someone else plant a tree.


Pink Spire Crabapple
#25 Pink Spire Crabapple

At Loma Vista Nursery, we are honoring Arbor Day all month long. Our April special is Container Trees. 20% off of the 5+ qty price when you buy 25 or more. Book this month and ship any time before May 30th. 
By Kate Williams, sales representative 

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