411 Pain Celebrates Arbor Day 2013 By Giving Away FREE TREES!
Robert Lewin, founder of 411-Pain, is always giving back to the community. He and 411 Pain are proud to sponsor the Read And Rise program which brings books and reading to underprivileged children.
This year, Robert Lewin and 411 Pain are giving the gift of clean air and helping beautify the landscape by supporting the Arbor Day foundation and making the world, YOUR world, a greener place.
Most people have heard of Arbor Day and The Arbor Day Foundation, but 411 Pain would like to share a bit of the history with you.
It all began back in 1845, when the first pioneers were moving out to Nebraska. Among them was J Sterling Morton of Detroit.
Once the settlers arrived in Nebraska, they were surprised and disappointed at the lack of trees. Nebraska is, after all, in the Great American Prairie.
The pioneers missed trees and also understood the need for them - trees provide shade, shelter from wind and a weight to keep soil in place and wood with it's myriad of uses.
Morton spread his enthusiasm and by 1872, a plan was set in motion to have an "Arbor Day" with prizes awarded to whoever planted the most trees. The date was April 10, and an estimated ONE MILLION TREES were planted in Nebraska that day!
In 1885, Arbor Day became a legal holiday and April 22 - J Sterling Morton's birthday, became the official date of it's celebration.
Celebrations took place with parades and tree plantings - and school children would gather together by grade and plant a tree that they would care for.
Throughout the 1870s, more states passed legislation to celebrate Arbor Day and in 1882 the the schools nationwide adopted the tradition.
Arbor Day is currently celebrated in the United States the last Friday in April, but due to variance in planting seasons, some states celebrate in different months. 411 Pain provides the following list of when Arbor Day is observed in each state and the state tree.
Alabama Last full week in February (Longleaf Pine)
Alaska Third Monday in May (Sitka Spruce)
Arizona Last Friday in April (Paloverde)
Arkansas Third Monday in March ( Pine)
California March 7-14 (California Redwood)
Colorado Third Friday in April ( Blue Spruce)
Connecticut April 30 ( White Oak)
Delaware Last Friday in April ( American Holly)
District of Columbia Last Friday in April (Scarlet Oak)
Florida Third Friday in January ( Cabbage Palmetto)
Georgia Third Friday in February ( Live Oak)
Hawaii First Friday in November (Kukui)
Idaho Last Friday in April ( Western White Pine)
Illinois Last Friday in April ( White Oak)
Indiana Last Friday in April (Tuliptree)
Iowa Last Friday in April (Oak)
Kansas Last Friday in March (Cottonwood)
Kentucky First Friday in April (Tulip Poplar)
Louisiana Third Friday in January (Baldcypress)
Maine Third full week in May ( Eastern White Pine)
Maryland First Wednesday in April ( White Oak)
Massachusetts April 28-May 5 ( American Elm)
Michigan Last Friday in April ( Eastern White Pine)
Minnesota Last Friday in April (Red Pine)
Mississippi Second Friday in February ( Southern Magnolia)
Missouri First Friday in April ( Flowering Dogwood)
Montana Last Friday in April (Ponderosa Pine)
Nebraska Last Friday in April (Cottonwood)
Nevada Southern: February 28; Northern: April 23 (Singleleaf Pinyon)
New Hampshire Last Friday in April ( Paper Birch)
New Jersey Last Friday in April ( Northern Red Oak)
New Mexico Second Friday in March (Pinyon)
New York Last Friday in April ( Sugar Maple)
North Carolina First Friday following March 15 ( Pine)
North Dakota First Friday in May ( American Elm)
Ohio Last Friday in April (Ohio Buckeye)
Oklahoma Last full week in March (Eastern Redbud)
Oregon First full week in April (Douglas Fir)
Pennsylvania Last Friday in April (Eastern Hemlock)
Rhode Island Last Friday in April ( Red Maple)
South Carolina First Friday in December ( Cabbage Palmetto)
South Dakota Last Friday in April ( White Spruce)
Tennessee First Friday in March (Yellow Poplar)
Texas Last Friday in April (Pecan)
Utah Last Friday in April ( Blue Spruce)
Vermont First Friday in May ( Sugar Maple)
Virginia Second Friday in April ( Flowering Dogwood)
Washington Second Wednesday in April (Western Hemlock)
West Virginia Second Friday in April ( Sugar Maple)
Wisconsin Last Friday in April ( Sugar Maple)
Wyoming Last Monday in April (Cottonwood)
411 Pain wants to carry on the Arbor Day tradition and encourages everyone to plant a tree.
To get YOUR FREE TREE from Robert Lewin and 411-Pain, visit us at http://411painpromo.com/411-pain-tree-giveaway-arbor-day/
Help spread the GREEN!
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