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Just two days ago we celebrated the 45 Anniversary of Earth Day (1970-2015).  Well, did you know the first American National Arbor Day was founded a full 100 years earlier in 1870? And, Arbor Day activities day all the way back to the early 1800’s?

At Reder Landscaping, we will be planting trees today and every day this season.  We are tree planting experts, and there’s nothing more we enjoy than beautifying our Mid-Michigan landscape with the addition of new trees!

Earlier this week we posted two other blog posts of note:

Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Today, many countries observe such a holiday.

Here are a few interesting and fun facts:

  • Arbor is the Latin work for tree
  • J. Sterling Morton, the man recognized as the driving force behind our American Arbor Day, was from Detroit, Michigan, although he was working for a newspaper in Nebraska when began organizing Arbor Day.
  • National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree-planting times in their area.

The official Arbor Day Web site relates the full history of Arbor Day celebrations. According to this site, it was in Nebraska, on January 4, 1872, that J. Sterling Morton first proposed a holiday for tree-planting.   Learn more by flipping through the book embedded below.

 Are you interested in planting trees?

You can join the National Arbor Day Foundation for as little as $10 and get 10 FREE trees to plant yourself, have Reder Landscaping plant for you, send to someone else, or have planted in one of national forests.  Learn More here.