"Arbor Day which has already
transplanted itself to every state in the American Union and has
even been adopted in foreign lands... is not like other holidays.
Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for
the future." - J. Sterling Morton (1832-1903). In 1854, Morton
moved to Nebraska. He planted trees and wrote about the need for
people to plant trees. In January, 1872, Morton proposed Nebraska
designate April 10 as a day to plant trees. On April 10, 1872,
Nebraska celebrated the first Arbor Day and planted about one
million trees. In 1882, the date of Arbor Day was changed to April
22 -- Morton's birthday. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated on or
around April 22.
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