May 29, 2017

Today in History: First Arbor Day

Planting of trees, Arbor Day, N.Y. Public School #4, 173rd St. & Fulton Ave., New York
Today in History–April 10–the Library of Congress features Arbor Day, first celebrated by Nebraskans on this day in 1872.  Today people celebrate Arbor Day worldwide on the last Friday in April. Learn more about this holiday by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources.

Arbor Day primary source set

Arbor Day image set

Arbor Day historical newspaper coverage

Arbor Day legislation

Trees image set

Trees book set

Trees sheet music set

Tree-related legislation

Climate Change Tree Atlas

Conservation & Environment primary source collections & teaching resources

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