- Arbor Day School Activities

Example of proclamation:
Arbor Day celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. It was initiated in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska City who said “Other holidays focus upon the past; Arbor Day focuses on the future“.

Trees are important, we couldn’t live without them: they clean the air and produce the oxygen we breathe. They provide habitat for wildlife and keep the climate in balance. They give us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products.

Planting trees is an act of kindness and optimism. The celebration of Arbor Day represents a priceless opportunity for all of you to take positive actions and make your world a better place.          

Arbor Day Links

The Arbor Day Foundation : Ideas for celebrating Arbor Day, advises for planting and caring for trees, identify a tree from a leaf, etc.

Arbor Day Tree Lesson Plans : The online teacher resource. : Describes the first Arbor Day. Link to other states' celebrations and their official trees.

Trees for Houston : Volunteer non-profit  organization in Houston, dedicated to the orderly planting of street trees along Houston's major arterial streets and freeways.

Trees are good : educational website with tree care information.