Background of Arbor Day
Way back in 1872 on January 4, Julius Sterling Morton from Nebraska first proposed a tree-planting holiday to be called "Arbor Day". This was declared at a meeting of the State Board of Agriculture and the date was decided to be April 10. There were special prizes offered to counties and individuals who had most trees planted on that day. According to estimation, over one million tree plantation was recorded on the first Arbor Day in Nebraska. Nowadays, Arbor Day is observed in the last days of April.
Importance of Arbor Day
All those who are aware of the importance of trees can easily understand the importance of Arbor Day. With population growing at a rapid scale in some countries, forests are being converted into housing societies, which involves demolishing trees in large numbers. Since life is impossible without trees as they are the main source of oxygen, observing Arbor Day aims to encourage people to go out and plant a tree in their area.
Celebrating Arbor Day
If you want to celebrate Arbor Day, the best thing you can do is go out with your family and plant a few trees in your area. This will not only add up to the beauty but will also create awareness in the young generation that it is very important to have trees around.