When Do You Celebrate Arbor Day?

The national and international celebration of Arbor Day started many years ago.  The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and an longleaf pineestimated one million trees were planted that day. When do you celebrate Arbor Day? Well, it depends on which state you live in:

Florida and Louisiana (January); Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi (February);  Arkansas, Arizona, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee (March); Alaska, Maine, North Dakota and Vermont (May); Hawaii (November); and South Carolina (December). Similar events to encourage the planting or care of trees are arranged in many countries around the world. The dates are usually chosen to coincide with the optimal season for planting or caring for native trees.

Remember to consider replanting the longleaf pine if you’d like to carry on with the great energy from Arbor Day. These trees, because of their great size and strength, formed the foundation of the industrial expansion that happened across the USA in the early 1900s. Because of over harvesting, only a few natural stands of longleaf pine remain. Read about planting and growing longleaf pine at Auburn University website here,

http://wp.auburn.edu/sfws/

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