Arbor Day Observed Today
By Bill Strange
April 27, 2018
It's Arbor Day, and the Arbor Day Foundation is encouraging people to plant trees. Anyone who becomes a member of the Arbor Day Foundation will get 10 free trees to plant in their yard. They can also choose to send the trees to someone else to plant. The foundation will also plant 10 trees in a forest in need for everyone who signs up. 10 more trees will be planted in a threatened rain forest. Members will get a Rain Forest Rescue T-shirt. The foundation wants to see more trees because they provide oxygen and keep the soil in stable condition. Lots of cities are having tree planting events to help the Earth.
Arbor Day was first celebrated in the United States in Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1872.