Every year, on the last Friday in April, we celebrate the majesty and importance of trees to our community and our planet with Arbor Day. There are many ways you can celebrate this important holiday, including throwing an Arbor Day party, volunteering for a planting event, or spreading the news at a charity function. While it’s important to make a practical difference and help the environment, you can also do it in style. Here are some tips to making your next arbor day both useful and enjoyable. The earth will thank you for it!
First, look for planting events in your area and attend those events with your trusty shovel. You can easily help transplant saplings to a protected area with little to no tree-planting experience. It really is as easy as digging a big hole, placing the root ball in the hole, refilling the hole, and adding some water. Mulch will keep down on weeding, but someone should plan to water the new tree regularly until it is established. Unless you can find room to plant a tree on your own property, work with a charity group to find your planting opportunity.
Next, consider campaigning for trees at a charity event or political occasion. Lobbying for more natural areas and parks or agitating for more green space in urban areas are all good ways to celebrate the value of trees. Again, nonprofit organizations are the best way for you to find out how to help. Let your voice be heard in your community by speaking out on the importance of trees.
Finally, consider throwing a party to celebrate Arbor Day, either to raise awareness or to raise money for a tree-related cause. Get an ecologically-minded band to play, or hold contests with appropriate prizes like the willow tree figures by Coppin’s. You can even get a tree-themed mascot or entertainer to keep your guests amused. You’d be surprised how much money and attention you can raise with an exciting event. Tell the world about the importance of trees on the holiday dedicated to their importance.
The world needs its trees, especially with the current environmental crisis that is looming. Trees clean our air, prevent erosion, and feed us. Arbor day is the perfect opportunity to spread the word about how trees make the earth habitable. You too can make a real difference for trees.