What is Arbor Day and how can you celebrate? Arbor Day was established in April 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. He was a journalist from Nebraska who felt Nebraska’s landscape and economy would benefit from planting trees. The sentiment spread beyond Nebraska and today all 50 states and many countries around the globe celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees and educating communities on the benefits of trees.
This year we celebrate Arbor Day on April 24th.
Become a Member of the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. If you’ve ever wanted to know the difference between a weeping and desert willow tree, the anatomy of a tree, or hundreds of other facts, visit The Tree Database. You can also find information about companies supporting the environment with tree planting. Become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and receive benefits, including 10 free trees, planting trees in rainforests, and planting trees in our national parks.
Get Named Tree City USA
If you live in Mesa, where John’s Refrigeration is based, you already live in a Tree City USA. In 2014, we celebrated the award given to us for having the ability to improve urban forests and educate the community on the importance of trees for communities and the environment. Celebrate this year by planting a tree!
Add Xeriscape in Your Yard
Not interested in planting trees in the desert? We can’t blame you as they need a lot of water to grow, especially when they are young. Consider xeriscaping instead, a low water-use landscape technique that preserves desert plants and conserves water.
Other ways to celebrate Arbor Day include reading about trees, visiting Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, attending a class about plant care and maintenance, and spending time outside. The greener we can make our communities, the better we will be!
Visit http://www.arborday.org/ for more information about Arbor Day and tree education.