It all began in Nebraska in 1872. A special day was set aside for planting trees. This tree planting idea caught on and now we celebrate Arbor Day every year in Wisconsin on the last Friday of April each year.
It has been over 135 years since Julius Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. He proposed that the celebration of Arbor Day was not only for an individual, but could also be shared by communities and civic groups.
There are many ingredients that can go into making an Arbor Day celebration. You can celebrate beyond the classroom and bring in your entire community. Think about incorporating local land owners, foresters, arborists, and landscapers. Together you can develop a grand celebration that everyone will remember.