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Celebrate Arbor Day!

April 26th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Arbor-day-plant-tree"Other holidays repose upon the past… Arbor Day proposes for the future." 

 

140 years after J. Sterling Morton initiated Arbor Day in 1872, the future brings an ever-increasing need to fulfill his mission of planting trees.

 

At Vermont Woods Studios, as a wood furniture company, forest conservation is part of the foundation of our business.  Without healthy, sustainable forests we have no future.

 

So we're celebrating Arbor Day today and honoring trees–the wonder plants of the universe.  How about joining us?  Here are some ideas for celebrating Arbor Day from The Arbor Day Foundation.  If you're not up for anything quite that ambitious, then maybe plant a tree for $1 on our Plant A Billion Trees webpage or just have a look at this beautiful 39 second video about trees and wood.

 

Or join the Arbor Day Foundation for $10 and get 10 free trees to plant in your yard.  Have I convinced you yet?  Just in case, I'll leave one final attempt.  This one by a professional–  poet Alfred Joyce Kilmer:

Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Nationally, Arbor Day is celebrated tomorrow on April 27.  In Vermont the holiday is the first Friday in May or May 5th this year.  And just so you know, our state tree in Vermont is the Sugar Maple.  What is yours?

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2 Responses to “Celebrate Arbor Day!”

  1. London Cleaners says:

    It has been 140 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever. I think that the best way to celebrate Arbor Day in a personal way by planting a tree yourself. It is an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love and a commitment to stewardship.

  2. Ansel says:

    Did you know trees can sculpted into works of art as well as functional architecture?

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