and was proclaimed a national event in 1907 by Teddy Roosevelt. With the growing
awareness of “going green” to help preserve the environment, National Arbor Day is also an opportunity for businesses to do good for the planet.
National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. Click here and check the map below to find out when your state or territory observes Arbor Day.
It has been over 135 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever.
Many people are celebrating the day by planting a trees or learning more about trees. Some are even adopting and caring for trees on the street in front of their homes.
Businesses are organizing beautification projects in a public areas and promoting paper drives to collect recycled paper and save trees. Still other companies are dedicating entire forests and talking about tree stewardship with their employees.
For more information on National Arbor Day click here.
© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.
Arbor Day Business Partners
The Economic and Employment Benefits of Forests
What The Business Community Can Do To Protect Forests
The Costs of Illegal Logging
The Lacey Act Combats Illegal Logging
Challenge to the Lacey Act
Scientists Defend the Lacey Act
Video: Reducing Emissions Through Forest Preservation with REDD