J. 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
These 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!