“I think that I shall never see, a poem pretty as a tree.” Ain’t it the truth! Trees are one of man’s best friends as well as dogs. They provide3 oxygen for us to breath, shade for us to rest under and (In some cases) fruit for us to eat.
Arbor means tree in Latin, hence… Arbor Day. This is the day when we are supposed to plant a new tree and watch it grow. The first Arbor Day, or Tree Planters Day, was back in 1872. It started in Nebraska where the plains were devoid of trees. It was a effort to get trees growing in the area for all of the aforesaid reasons. Since then nearly 18 million trees are planted every Arbor Day. (Still not enough to replace all those being destroyed)
There is a tradition to plant a tree when you move into a house so that you can see it grow over the time you live there. it is hard to imagine that something this small might one day into something…
… this big! The tree has always been there for mankind. Think of Issac Newton and gravity, Johnny Appleseed and his legend and where would Robin Hood have hid out if not for the forest?
And we haven’t even talked about Adam and Eve! If not for the Apple Tree the world might still just be Adam and Eve roaming the earth alone. But seriously, trees are vital to our very existence. We need to tree them for the value they serve man.
How to celebrate – Plant a tree today for whatever reason you choose. Learn what trees you can grow in your area that provide you with fruit. Stop and just admire a tree today and realize how much they provide to your life.