Photo © Abraham Menashe

Arbor Day

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 on April 10 1872 and an estimated one million trees were planted that day. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

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08_Tompkins-PeopleFeatured photo is from Tompkins People, by Abraham Menashe, available from iTunes.