Friday, April 5, 2013

411 Pain Celebrates Arbor Day 2013 By Giving Away FREE TREES!

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.

411 Pain Florida tree giveaway Arbor Day

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
Help spread the GREEN!

Robert Lewin and 411 Pain, the undisputed leader in road safety awareness, reminds you to PLEASE: NEVER drink and drive, NEVER text and drive and ALWAYS wear your seat belt!

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