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** Arbor Day Dates Across America **

*National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April*, but many states observe
Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times.
Check the map below to find out when your state or territory observes Arbor
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Arbor Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Arbor Day **

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For other uses, see Arbor Day (disambiguation).

Arbor Day
Arbor Day
Volunteers planting a tree for Arbor Day (Rochester, Minnesota, 2009)
Observed by Many countries.
Type Cultural
Significance A holiday celebrating trees.
Date Final Friday in April (US), various other days (other countries).
Celebrations Planting and caring for trees, educating about the importance
of trees.
Related to Greenery Day (Japan)

*Arbor Day* (from the Latin /arbor/, meaning tree) is a holiday in which
individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It
originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States by J. Sterling Morton.
The first Arbor Day was held in the state of Nebraska on April 10, 1872; an
estimated one million trees were planted that day.^[1] Today, many
countries observe a similar holiday. Though usually observed in the spring,
the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

*Origins[edit]*

Birdsey Northrop of Connecticut was responsible for globalizing it when he
visited Japan in 1883 and delivered his Arbor Day and Village Improvement
message. In that same year, the American Forestry Association made Northrop
the Chairman of the committee to campaign for Arbor Day nationwide. He also
brought his enthusiasm for Arbor Day to Australia, Canada and Europe.^[2]

*Contents*

· 1 Origins

· 1.1 McCreight and Roosevelt

· 2 Observances

· 2.1 Australia
· 2.2 Belgium
· 2.3 Brazil
· 2.4 Cambodia
· 2.5 Canada
· 2.6 Central African Republic
· 2.7 Czech Republic
· 2.8 China
· 2.9 Costa Rica
· 2.10 Egypt
· 2.11 Germany
· 2.12 India
· 2.13 Iran
· 2.14 Israel
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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_Day

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