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Every Arbor Day in elementary school, I’d step off the bus with a small potted tree in hand. I didn’t really know why, but I knew that within a few days, our yard would be home to another gorgeous growing tree. Now, I can truly appreciate founder J. Sterling Morton‘s goal that a designated day be set aside to plant trees and celebrate their importance in the community and in our lives.

Arbor Day How to Plant a TreeHGTV.com: Got Two Hours? Plant a Tree

The first Arbor Day was celebrated in 1872 with more than one million trees planted. Now, all 50 states and several countries worldwide recognize the holiday and strive to follow its founder’s original hopes and ideas. Show your commitment to stewardship this Arbor Day by planting a tree in your yard or in a container for your patio. I’ve curated a ton of helpful articles from HGTV.com after the jump.

Plant a Tree for Arbor Day With Help From HGTV.com

Choose Your Tree:

Plant Your Tree:

Care for Your Tree:


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5 Responses

  1. Alsteve says:

    What a great post. Imagine if everyone planted a tree! How beautiful, to give back to the earth. I will be planting one, thanks for the reminder.

    • Kayla@HGTV says:

      It's such a small and simple thing everyone can do to make a huge difference in their community. I'm glad you've been inspired to plant a tree today! Hopefully you're enjoying beautiful weather like we are here :)

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