Friday, April 29, 2011

Arbor Day!

Today is Arbor Day!
(or Tree Day)

Arbor Day was the idea of J. Sterling Morton.
In 1872, Morton helped start a new holiday
in Nebraska dedicated to tree planting.
It is estimated that more than
one million trees were planted
on the first Arbor Day.

Today we should take time to learn
more about trees you can read
about the many different types. 
Or maybe even plant one or two to help out!

Here's a tree fact for you....

Almost all of the material in a tree is nonliving.
Only the leaves, the tips of the branches and roots,
and a thin layer of cells just
under the bark are actually alive.
When a tree grows taller,
 the growth takes place only at
the tips of the stems.
For this reason, the birdhouse you've
mounted on the trunk of a tree
will always remain at the same height,
and the swing you've hung from
a lower limb will never grow too high to reach!

Pretty cool, huh?

Enjoy Arbor Day, my friends!

Later -- Remington --
I think I will plant an apple tree!
-- out!

See you on May Day!


Sandra said...

really cool info here and i must say this is one of the most handsome shots of you i have seen. a lot of this info i did not know, like the way the tree grows and the live parts. thanks. we have planted so many trees in our yard we have no room for another. so plant one for me.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome post my furiend -

AND we love love love the last pikh!

I'll tend to my tree and say it was a hug from Remington!


Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for the lesson on trees. I never thought about that before, but now I know!

Your pal, Pip

Gloria said...

Thanks for that info Rem! Billy

Anonymous said...

Interesting tree facts Remington :) Happy Arbor day to ya! Love the last photo. Beautiful! :D

Waggin at ya,

Amber DaWeenie said...

Happy Arbor Day.....And my brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) always thought dat trees were jus' for peein' on. Now I is all confused.

Cher' Shots said...

Very interesting tree facts ~ Get digging Remington!
'love & hugs from afar'

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Arbor Day Remington!!! We love trees very fact mom wants to plant one in the middle of the yard for shade!! Have a great day! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Jazzi said...

WOW! Remington, those are interesting facts!! You are sooo smart!! We love our trees round here and they are You know that they are good A/C too!! bol
Happy Arbor Day Remington!!


Frankie Furter said...

Thanks fur the Tree Info. and Happy Arbor Day to YOU.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful tree info and tree pictures! Thanks for telling us about this day too!

rottrover said...

mmmmmmmm! An apple tree :-)

Corbin said...

Remington... I always feel smarter after reading your blog! Happy Trees to you, dude!

Benny and Lily said...

Thank you for the Arbor Day info. We learnedots
Benny & Lily

Brian said...

Oh my, I forgot, and I didn't get our trees a thing! Gee, I hope the squirrels remembered! Have a great weekend O-Handsome-One!!!

JC said...

I didn't know that info about trees. Thanks !!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tree info. Very interesting!! have a great weekend

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Rem... thanks again for running that piece about my book yesterday. I really appreciate it. Also, thanks for the info about Arbor Day. Beautiful photos.

Have a great weekend.

pawhugs, Max

JackDaddy said...

Well I learn something new every day!! And I agree, that is a very nice picture of you up at the top of the post!

Junior and Orion said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing those facts about trees! Now if only we had a place to plant one. We will have to make Meowm look online and see if she can't donate to have one planted somewheres.

Ginny said...

It slipped right by me, Rem! If it weren't for you, I would be so out of it. I thought the whole tree was alive, that is rather shocking to me!! Love learning all this!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Rem,
We are sorry we are recorded all 6 hours of the Royal Wedding she just finished watching the 1st 3 hours. MOL We found your post very interesting especially after having just seen the Wedding. The main deocrations in Westminster Abbey were live maple trees still in containers. After the wedding the trees will be planted in the country side. Mom absolutely loved seeing the outside inside.
Hugs and happy weeekend.
Madi and Mom

3 doxies said...

Okay, I thoughts I knew eveything but I DID NOT knows dat bout trees. You is da GO TO guy fur knowledge.
Luverly fotos...but I likes your foto bestest of alls!


Sagira said...

How cool. Lowe's was giving away free trees the other day. :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

An apple tree is a brilliant idea, Remington!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Just don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but . . . .

Cool facts about trees, Rem.

Have a great weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Suka said...

hey Remington,

Is there anything you don't know? You are so learned! I love smart pups! Thanks for the great tree info. I love trees! They always offer me shade on the hot Summer days. :->


SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Arbor Day Remington!
I spent the afternoon cleaning up around some trees in our yard and making sure they were healthy. We are getting a space ready for a new tree very soon.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Arbor Day! May we always be able to look upward through sun dappled branches and dream of reaching heaven.

FiveSibesMom said...

Love that last sun bursting through the trees photo! Happy Arbor Day to you too!

Alfie said...

wow i never knew about this day! we found a little cedar tree growing in the front yard, we just transfered it into a pot in the backyard by my bridge. im excited to see how big it gets! :D

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Those are interesting facts. We haves a tree outside that keeps losing limbs.... big ones. We think it has ants. Cool sun through the trees picture!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Remington! We are super late commenting on this one (mom was sick last week and is just starting to catch up) and even though we will post at your todays post too we had to comment here, because we live right by the Morton Arboretum! Mom loves to visit there and walk through the trees and leaves - she said it is very pretty there. We don't get to go but we do know she always comes home smelling good like leaves and stuff after going there.