It is quite rare to find a holiday that breaks free of national, cultural and religious boundaries—especially one that is celebrated in such diverse and dynamic current societies. Branching from the United States to the Philippines and the 31 countries in between, Arbor Day is an international holiday focused on the planting and growth of new trees. The exact dates of the holiday vary country to country, based off of their individual seasons, however in the United States of America, Arbor Day is celebrated annually on the last Friday in April.
In America, this tradition continues to grow and blossom “perennially” through the National Arbor Day Foundation. This foundation has assisted the Forest Service plant over 20 million trees since the 1990s and collaborates with communities, universities, Rain Forest Rescue Programs and the U.S. Forest service to continue environmental preservation and expansion.
“We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees” –National Arbor Day Foundation
More information can be found at the links and resources below.
"Arbor Day." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
"Learn About Trees." Arbor Day Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. Apr. 2015.
Klinek, Eric. "Arbor Day: Educating Environmental Citizens." Pennsylvania Legacies 1 (2010): 3. Academic OneFile. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.
Wirtenberg, Jeana. Building A Culture For Sustainability : People, Planet, And Profits In A New Green Economy. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger, 2014. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 21 Apr. 2015.