Arbor Day is a holiday in which we get together to celebrate the importance of trees by planting and caring for them. Back in 1854, in the Nebraska Territory, a man and his wife who were lovers of all things nature moved to the area and J. Sterling Morton spread agricultural information and his enthusiasm for trees.

Eighteen years later, an estimated one million trees were planted in Nebraska, thus the birth of the first American Arbor Day.

The national holiday of Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, but most states have their own day they celebrate on due to best tree planting times in the area. For instance, Texas’ is the first Friday in November which is when our state tree, the Pecan, is often planted.

Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...