Happy Arbor Day!

trees 2J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day back in 1872 with the idea to set aside a special day for tree planting. Arbor Day, now celebrated on the fourth Friday in April in the US “celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care” (Arbor Day Foundation). In 1885 Arbor Day was recognized as a legal holiday in Nebraska and the celebration included a parade with school children, who had planted trees at their children in a parade who had planted trees that morning, taking part. Read more at: http://issuu.com/arbordayfoundation/docs/history_c7e97a7aedd556/9?e=1019685/11291555

treesThese are the trees that greet the Harrington Park school children. These evergreens are among the tallest trees in our town. The one covered with pink blossoms tree and the two others covered with white blossoms on Harriot are absolutely beautiful to look at in the spring! Many thanks to our forefathers for planting them!

This entry was posted in Fun Facts and Education, School, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s