Since 2007 more than 505,000 fourth graders, all across America rolled up their sleeves and planted a tree.
To help revitalize a remarkable idea: Arbor Day at School
They have become members of FOURTH GRADE FORESTERS USA, a project that is designed to do just that.
In 1885 a national group of educators urged observation of Arbor Day
in the nation’s schools on the official Arbor Day of their own State.
School observations grew by leaps and bounds. Over the years, millions of children received and planted millions of seedlings, millions of seedlings that grew into millions of mature trees. Together, those trees make up a unique forest. A forest planted by generations of America's children. Please click here for a complete History of Arbor Day.
somehow the School Arbor Day tradition began to fade away and now only relatively few kids get a tree to take home and plant on their State’s Arbor Day.
It's time to reverse the decline.
Now In the era of global warming and air pollution, tree planting is even more important than ever.
Trees take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere to help reduce warming and help clean the air we breathe.
Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to address the problem.