Arbor Day in Maine Today. Plant a Tree.
Most holidays or days we observe acknowledge a past event, but today is about celebrating the possibility for the future. Arbor Day. Literally translates to Tree Day from the Latin origin of the word Arbor.
Who doesn’t love trees. Trees certainly serve a very important purpose in our environment, but are often taken for granted. They’re beautiful. And their life story is amazing. Trees make Maine the beautiful place it is. Why is being a tree hugger a bad thing? Trees are great
Arbor Day is the last Friday in April and has been since 1885. However some states observe it at different times due to planting seasons. Hawaii for example plants the first Friday of November.
We celebrate by planting trees. Back on the first Arbor Day in Nebraska they planted approximately 1 million trees. Trees protect our planet’s natural resources. So go ahead and plant and dedicate a tree to loved ones.
When you’re out walking on a trail near or far from your home think about the great benefits of those trees, and not just the smell and look and shade they produce. They are essential.
Now a moment of relaxation with photos of trees around the nation.
That’s Coastal Maine.
This is Maine too, from Maine Maple Sunday
Palm Trees from Florida or California are beautiful. But maybe part of the love affair is the color of the water and the sky.
You’d need a whole group of people to wrap their arms around those trees. Redwoods from the west coast.
How many sleeps until Christmas? Happy Arbor Day and thank you trees for all you do.