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First Arbor Day
April 10, 1872

Go out and plant a tree today--a pine, an elm, an oak, a mimosa--it doesn't matter what kind.

On April 10, 1872, Nebraskans celebrated the first Arbor Day by planting more than a million trees. Julius Sterling Morton, a newspaper editor and former governor, saw his dream fulfilled after years of asking Congress to designate a day to encourage the planting of trees. In 1885, the Nebraskans moved the date to April 22 in honor of Morton's birthday. Today people celebrate Arbor Day worldwide on the last Friday in April. Do you celebrate Arbor Day? Where did you first hear of this holiday?

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