As Nebraskan's prepare to celebrate the 141st Arbor Day, April 26-28, 2013, we want to extend an invitation to join us in planting trees.
Julius Sterling Morton, former Secretary of Agriculture under President Cleveland, is known as the father of today's international holiday to plant and celebrate trees. He resided in Nebraska City in what is known today as Arbor Lodge Mansion with his wife Caroline and four son's, Joy, Mark, Paul and Carl. Learn more about J. Sterling Morton, his legacy and the history of Arbor Day here.
The impact of planting trees goes well beyond beauty and habitat. Learn more about the benefits of trees here and consider planting trees in your yard and community.
We also want to extend an invitation for you to visit and celebrate Arbor Day right here in Nebraska City, Nebraska - Arbor Day's Hometown, Where Great Ideas Grow! Click here and scroll down the page for a list of activities as well as the schedule of events.