Each year in April, National Arbor Day encourages us to celebrate and plant trees. The observance takes place each year on the last Friday in April.
Trees provide vital protection for the earth’s topsoil from erosion, oxygen, and homes for wildlife. They also are a renewable resource that provides a variety of materials for building, fuel, and office supplies.
Trees beautify our environment, provide shade on a sunny day, and improve our quality of life. The day celebrates all these things and all the benefits trees have to offer us.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate the day by planting a tree. You can also spend time caring for trees in your area. Join an event near you or organize one in your community. Consider the trees you plant, too. While you may look for fast-growing trees so that you may enjoy the tree during your life-time, planting a slower growing tree is an investment in the future. Generations to come will enjoy the shade and beauty of the tree long after we’re gone. And leaving something as precious as a tree behind is quite the investment.
Some native trees to Maryland we recommend planting are:
Hackberry, Common (Celtis occidentalis)
Hawthorn, Cockspur (Crataegus crus-galli)
Hemlock, Eastern (Tsuga canadensis)
Hickory, Bitternut (Carya cordiformis)
Hickory, Mockernut (Carya tomentosa)
Hickory, Pignut (Carya glabra)
Hickory, Sand (Carya pallida)
Share your celebration experiences using #NationalArborDay on Social Media and if you plant a tree we'd love you to tag us so we can see it!
To learn more about the history of National Arbor Day, visit the website at www.nationalarbordayfoundation.com.
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