Thursday 28 April 2016

Celebrate Arbor Day, April 29, 2016 By Planting a Tree!

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First Choice Tree Care partners with WCTGA to donate a tree to UWM for Arbor Day

Arbor Day was started in April of 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, a pioneer who had moved from Detroit to Nebraska and was disappointed with the lack of trees in his new home. To increase foliage in Nebraska, Morton proposed an annual tree-planting holiday. The first Arbor Day was a huge success with more than one million trees planted. Since then, the custom has caught on and individuals across the nation celebrate the holiday by planting and caring for trees. In Wisconsin, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. This year, Arbor Day will take place on April 29!  We have compiled some tips on our website on how to successfully plant a tree this Arbor Day, check them out here!

In the spirit of tree planting, First Choice Tree Care is partnering with the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Growers Association to donate a concolor fir tree to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's sustainable campus project to be planted as part of a campus-wide event on Arbor Day. The project is an effort to receive Tree Campus USA recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation, which requires a campus tree advisory committee, a campus tree care plan and an Arbor Day Observance.