In Greensboro, Arbor Day is celebrated on the Friday following March 15 due to our milder climate. Celebrating Arbor Day is a great way to help restore our City's tree canopy. It also provides an opportunity all residents to become aware of the importance of trees and the benefits they provide to our quality of life.
The first Arbor Day took place April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. Julius Sterling Morton, credited with its conception, felt that a state-wide tree planting would beautify the state and improve its economy. Nebraska's first Arbor Day was a huge success with more than a million trees planted. Soon, other states followed and today Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 states.
In 1970, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the last Friday in April as National Arbor Day. The National Arbor Day Foundation provides information about tree planting and Arbor Day programs across the nation.
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