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.
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:
- Discover small trees perfect for your patio
- Pick medium-sized trees ideal for large yards
- Plant a tiny orchard with fruit trees
- Create a focal point with large trees
- Choose standard trees for containers
Plant Your Tree:
Care for Your Tree: