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Arbor Day

National Arbor Day celebrates trees. The first Arbor Day took place in Nebraska in 1872, and saw the planting of over a million trees in the United States. Arbor Day occurs the last Friday in April. On this day, all over the United States, American families, schools and community organizations plant and care for trees, and conduct tree and forest awareness projects.

The National Arbor Day Foundation supports the planting of and care for trees in the United States, centering on Arbor Day but operating on a year-round basis. The organization conducts educational programs, sells trees to its members, and otherwise supports the goal of Arbor Day: the health of America’s trees and forested areas. The foundation runs the “Tree City USA” program, promoting tree planting and care in cities all over the United States.

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