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Arbor Day

Definition: The Latin word arbor means tree.

J. Stanley Morton, in the 19th century in Nebraska came up with the idea of planting trees as a way to celebrate spring growth in his nearly treeless state.

Morton promoted the idea of Arbor Day and in 1885, his birthday April 22 was declared a legal holiday to plant trees.

The idea has spread across the Americas and is celebrated on various days in April and May.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Arbor Day
National Arbor Day organization.

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