Earth Day has gone down in the books as another successful recognition of our beautiful planet. So what’s next? Good thing Arbor Day is just around the corner. A day to recognize and plant beloved trees is not only great, but also important. Founded in 1872, more than 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska where the holiday originated. Today, people around the country celebrate Arbor Day (most commonly celebrated on the last Friday of April) to promote treecare and tree awareness.
Here are some activities any aspiring arborist can do to celebrate Arbor Day.
- Plant a tree — this is the most simple and logical way to celebrate. If you want to plant a tree but don’t know how, The Parke Company can assist you in planting trees on your property and teach your appropriate treecare for the future.
- Spend some time outside — Visit Centennial Park or take a hike in Edwin Warner. Take an arborist as your guide to enlighten your outing. Gather your friends and plan a landscape makeover for a public area in Nashville or in Middle Tennessee. Or you can visit a local arboretums, such as The Hermitage, Cheekwood or Vanderbilt.
- Learn something new — Read a book on treecare or attend a class about gardening or planting trees. If you are the head of an organization or a committee, plan a tree trivia contest to test everyone’s knowledge of Arbor Day.
You don’t have to be an arborist to enjoy the holiday. Arbor Day can be a fun way to acknowledge the trees we sometimes take for granted. Dedicating a day once a year to plant and appreciate trees is an important measure to maintaining Nashville’s natural beauty. No matter how you choose to celebrate it, be sure to take some time and admire the trees around you. For questions about your trees or treecare, the Parke Company is readily available to answer any questions. For more information, call 615-405-6548. Happy Arbor Day!