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!
See you on May Day!