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Arbor Day at park, 1908.
These schoolchildren celebrated Arbor Day in 1908 with a concert in the park, surrounded by trees

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First Arbor Day
April 10, 1872

You may have heard of Arbor Day at school. Observed by all the states by 1907, schoolchildren helped out the most to keep the day alive and growing. Arbor Day programs urged children to plant a tree as a patriotic act, as a good investment for the future, and as a way to beautify the community. Conservationists (people who work to protect nature) today would encourage you to plant a willow, a redwood, a birch, or a palm to help in the battle against deforestation (the clearing of trees from a location). Can you imagine a world without trees? Celebrate Arbor Day!
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