The origin of the Arbor Day
In many countries it has long been the tradition to hold an annual tree or forest festival. The origin of such celebrations dates back to antiquity and is in the dawn of religious feeling and awe for what trees represented. However, Arbor Day, as it is commonly known today, is of American origin and evolved from conditions peculiar to the Great Plains. It was first observed in Nebraska in 1872.
The idea, conceived by J.S. Morton, then a member of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture, was one of forest conservation. It was a move to promote replanting, following deforestation, and to plant up treeless areas. The idea has spread widely to other lands where it is variously celebrated as the 'Festival of Trees', 'Greening Week' of Japan, 'The New Year's Days of Trees' in Israel, 'The Tree-loving Week' of Korea, 'The Reforestation Week' of Yugoslavia, 'The Students' Afforestation Day' of Iceland and 'The National Festival of Tree Planting' in India. Arbor Day in its various forms is now recognised in more than fifty countries.
The Importance of Arbor Day
Haze is getting worse and worse these days.GOOD hope everyone who is in this family will shows their love to the environment.Trees can help us to clear the air.So we must plant more trees to protect the environment and we should pay more attention to the environment. We want to make it better, don’t we? So, everyone, if you want to make the air clean, please try your best to protect the environment and plant more trees
The words’A good harvest depends on the spring sowing’.Everyone should work hard then will get a good harvest at last.Also it's not just a day to plant trees and then forget the gesture for another twelve months.Our thought on Arbor Day should be an expression of enduring feeling, thought and action and not just one single, isolated flame of interest.We must keep this attitude in our daily life and working.
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