Earth Day is not the only big April event for tree huggers. Arbor Day also falls in April. Technically, National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April, which means Arbor Day 2010 falls smack on the very last day of the month – April 30th. However, many states and other areas of the world observe Arbor Day on different dates that have been set up according to their best tree-planting times.
For example, here in Oregon, we’ve got an entire week of Arbor Day goodness that officially falls during the first full week of April. Some communities like ours here in Oregon celebrate with week-long events, other states celebrate for just a day.
When do you celebrate?
To find out when your state celebrates Arbor Day check out the interactive Arbor Day map at the Arbor Day Foundation. Once you find your state, click it and you’ll be taken to a nice little page with your Arbor Day dates, ways to get involved in your state, information about your state’s tree and more. If you’re not in the United States, you can learn more about Arbor Day in your neck of the woods at the Arbor Day Foundation international dates page.
Coming up: some ideas about how to celebrate Arbor Day including information about tree planting where you live.
Does your family celebrate Arbor Day? How?