Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebrations
Arbor Day, the national tree planting holiday, was first celebrated on April 10, 1872. It is recognized as a day of promoting the importance of trees in the environment and encouraging planting. In 1885, it was moved to April 22 to honor the birthday of its founder, J. Sterling Morton. Today, the official date of National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April. However, the date for each state’s Arbor Day may vary depending on planting conditions.
On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. Today, Earth Day continues to be recognized on the same date. Earth Day’s purpose is to raise awareness about such environmental issues as pollution, deforestation, acid rain and hazardous wastes. In addition, Earth Day encourages individuals to make small changes in their own lifestyles that will contribute to the improvement of the environment. Earth Day’s first celebration, twenty-two years ago, was brought about through the efforts of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.
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SavATree provides tree service in the following areas:
Chestnut Ridge, NY
Andra Smarek, Horticulturalist
Bryn Mawr, PA
April and Jim Benson
Mortgage Professionals, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
New Rochelle, NY
Gail F. Stern, Director
Historical Society of Princeton
George E. Ryan
Old Lyme, CT
James E. Sorrell
Jeffrey C. Horst, Vassar College
Jerry and Sue Fink
Pleasantville Country Club Corporation, Inc.
West Hartford, CT
Kathleen G. Gallagher, Executive Director
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Kimberly and Bruce Williams
Cape Cod, MA
Kristin Lin Care, CPO
Evergreen WoodsNorth Branford, CT
Mr. and Mrs Herbert E. Quinley
Hyannis Port, MA
Dix Hills, NY
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Great Neck, NY
Timothy J. Strano
Concord Country Club