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Due April 30. 2023

National Arbor Day!! Plant a tree. Learn how to break a branch and start a new piece to grow. Then plant your tree. Show us your process while in your crown and sash (no snarky comments we know who is waiting) If you do not yet have your crown and sash do this

one without. But, only if you do not have it.


Please send a minimum of 3 photos tag us of you planting your tree. Also, my extra queens, you may create a video telling us about your process and teaching us about the tree you are planting. Make it a BIG deal:

Find a place in your community that will allow you to plant trees

  • Talk to your city about doing somethings (they may already have something you can get in on)

  • Get your community involved (class, cheer team, girl scout troop, soccer team) have a community planting event

  • Invite the press

  • Look your very best on photo and video day.

  • Teach us something!! Make a "CORPORATE STYLE VIDEO"

  • Make sure to PM your video we must be able to download it.

Other things you can do for my Queens who are extra!

  • Make a Family night of it, watch the Lorax Dr. Seuss

    • After do a video telling us what you learned from the movie.

    • Tell us how can we help the World

  • Do a painting or drawing of a tree or forest.

  • Write a story to share about Arbor Day

  • Do a training video about different trees (this one many corporations make video for their business and hire outside the company to do them, act in them or they choose a brand ambassador) do not sleep on this one.

  • Or be creative and choose a project about Arbor Day that you LOVE.

We are losing trees at an alarming rate

Due April 30, 2023, 7PM


Who Created Arbor Day?

Julius Sterling Morton created Arbor Day. Julius Sterling Morton was a journalist and politician.

He was acting governor of the Nebraska Territory from 1858-1861. Julius Sterling Morton believed that Nebraska’s landscape which lacked trees, would benefit from having a lot of trees.

Today Julius Sterling Morton’s home, along with its 65 acres, is called Arbor Lodge and is a state park in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The first Arbor Day was on April 10th, 1872, in the U.S. State of Nebraska. On the first Arbor Day, one million trees were planted. Arbor Day became a legal holiday in Nebraska on April 22, 1885.

In most states, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April to accompany Julius Sterling Morton’s birthday which is on April 22nd. Due to the different planting seasons, Arbor Day may be celebrated on different days. In Alaska, Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Monday in May.


The importance of trees

Trees are a very important part of everyday life. Could you imagine a world without trees? Here is a list of the many benefits of trees.

Trees help the air. They remove carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen that humans and animals need to breathe.

Trees provide shade from the harsh rays of the sun. They also block the wind. Trees provide homes to many animals, including birds.

They can help heal and reduce stress. Studies have found that when sick people have a tree to look at through their window, they tend to recover faster.

Trees also produce food. Apples, peaches, figs, plums, lemons, bananas, coconuts, and cherries are some fruits that grow on trees.

Nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, almonds, and pecans are some nuts that come from trees. Do you like syrup on your pancakes or waffles? Real maple syrup comes from trees.


5 Tree Facts

  1. Trees are the longest-living things on earth.

  2. They cannot die of old age.

  3. If you cut a tree truck in half, you will see tree rings, also called annual rings.

  4. Tree rings tell us how old a tree is and how the weather is each year.

  5. Trees that grow in the shade tend to have thinner bark. Trees that grow in the sun usually have thicker bark.


TREES AND COMMUNITIES

Trees play a critical role in creating healthier, safer, and more connected communities. They clean our air, filter our water, and even slow storm surge and flooding in our cities. Trees also provide shade and cool our cities by up to 10 degrees, which can help prevent heat-related deaths in urban areas.

Even as social and economic issues fracture our society, trees continue to connect communities, cultures, and generations. Neighborhood trees have shown the ability to reduce stress, improve overall health and development in children, and encourage physical activity. And a healthy communitywide tree canopy fosters economic advantages as well as an increase in civic pride among residents.


TREES AND BIODIVERSITY

Healthy forests, whether in natural or urban spaces, are key to the health of some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Trees support wildlife and aquatic life by providing habitat and helping to keep waterways healthy. This ensures that ecosystem balance can be maintained and biodiversity can thrive.

Forests rich in biodiversity benefit the human population, too. Trees and other forest life work together to ensure a clean source of drinking water, buffer against extreme weather, provide medicines, offer outdoor recreation, and enrich human culture.




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