In Michigan, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April. The dates differ in each of the fifty states based on the regions’ suitability of planting. You may be surprised to learn that the first Arbor Day was celebrated over 100 years ago. In fact, this year marks 145 years of Arbor Day celebrations. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska and over one million trees were planted on April 10, 1872!
Coincidentally, our Seedling Pick-up and Sale is the Saturday after Arbor Day. Those that ordered trees, you’re all set for an excellent tree celebration! For those that didn’t order trees, lucky for you, we still have some species available. You can plant a few or a hundred. Either way, the best way to commemorate Arbor Day and finish out Earth Month is planting trees! Bring your family to our tree sale event and receive a free white pine seedling (the Michigan state tree) with this secret code: knock on the table three times, spin around, and say “pine tar.”
Happy Arbor Day!