Arbor Day 2022

This has been a long week since I have been commuting to the office all week to teach a course. So, I decided to re-post something I wrote six years ago.

Today was Arbor Day. Someday I want to write a post about the history and significance of Arbor Day, but this is not that day. I am too tired.

I will say that I have some great memories of visiting Arbor Lodge in Nebraska City which was the home of Julius Sterling Morton who was the originator of Arbor Day in America.

Tonight I will share some pictures of trees or tree related items, which is what Arbor Day is all about.

Tree Guide, Julia Ellen Rogers, Trees East of the Rockies, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926While looking for tree pictures I ran across this picture that I shared in a post titled Old Nature Guides.

Black Locust Tree, Backyard, Grass, Lawn, SpringHere is one of the trees in my backyard. This is from several years ago when it was just about a year old.

Picnic Bench, Tree, Rowntree Mill Park, Toronto, CanadaArbor Day makes me think about big old trees like this one in Rowan Mills Park in Toronto.

Orchard, Barn, Cloudy Day, Overcast Day, Sunday Afternoon WalkOf course Arbor Day is about planting and caring for trees, so it also makes me think of my friends’ walnut orchard that is just in the beginning stages.

Pick up sticks, lay them straight, mulching, pruningI sometimes help out in the orchard like when I helped pick up sticks. See my post: Five, Six, Pick up Sticks

Red Tree - Fall Color - Fall Foliage - California Color - Red TreeOf course one of my favorite times of year to see trees is in the fall when they are full of color. This is a beautiful tree that is front of my office.

Arbor Day also makes me think of one of my favorite books. Click on the following link, A White Bird Flying, to find out why I think of this book on Arbor Day.

I also saw some trees that were waiting to be planted when I drove by a park on the way home.

Have you ever planted a tree on Arbor Day?


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