I remember growing up in elementary school, on Arbor Day we would be given a tiny pine tree with a wet paper towel wrapped around its roots inside a plastic bag. I would take it home to plant in the woods behind my house. I wonder if my mini forest is still thriving...?
Did you know the very first Arbor Day was celebrated as an official holiday in Nebraska on April 10th, 1872 and is now celebrated around the world? While usually observed in the spring, Arbor Day changes depending on the local climate and planting season. Here in the US, we always celebrate on the last Friday of April.
Arbor Day is when all types of people in communities around the world get to be tree huggers for a day!! We know now more than ever trees are good for everyone and our planet. And this day is all about bringing communities together to plant trees, making us more aware of these green creatures that help us breathe and clean the air around us.
It's recorded that an estimated one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day. We may not be able to plant one million this year, but we are planting 10 trees for every bag of coffee purchased.
So sip smoothly and breathe easily by helping us plant 500 trees and do this planet we call home proud!
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