Arbor Day is for trees!April 25, 2012
If you answered trees, then you’re right on the money! I’m talking about trees today because Friday is a beary important day. It’s Arbor Day. Arbor Day started in Nebraska City, Nebraska more than 100 years ago. On that first Arbor Day, almost 1 million trees were planted!
The cool thing about Arbor Day is that it’s meant to be a special day for people to plant and care for trees in their communities. Because trees are so important and always give so much to us, it’s good to repay them. Trees give us oxygen to breath and shade to take naps in. Their roots also spread into the ground and keep dirt from washing away when it rains really hard. Birds make nests in their branches where they raise their babies, and other animals sometimes live in tree trunks. Trees are so awesome. I’m so glad we have a day just for them.
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to plant a tree!