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Kids planting trees on Arbor Day 

Arbor Day - a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

Did you know that a tree can provide tremendous social and economic benefits to your community? Trees can supply much needed shade in summer, buffer against high winds, conserve water, and protect the soil from erosion. Every April, DNR recognizes Arbor Day to celebrate the importance of trees in our communities.

Founded by J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day has been celebrated for more than 100 years. His simple idea of setting aside a special time for tree planting is now more important than ever. Any opportunity to learn more about trees, the environment, wildlife, and recycling is a chance to strengthen the Arbor Day focus within your community.

Although we encourage planting trees throughout the year, the Washington State Legislature designated Washington's Arbor Day as the second Wednesday in April.  

Students of all ages can learn the value of single trees:
http://www.treebenefits.com/calculator/index.cfm

Teachers can develop K-12 curriculum around trees:
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/uf/lab_exercises/cover.htm

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 Contacts

Janet Pearce
Communications Manager
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1122
Fax 360-902-1775
janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov

Sarah Foster
Assistant Division Manager
360-902-1704
sarah.foster@dnr.wa.gov

Linden Lampman
Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager
360-902-1703
linden.lampman@dnr.wa.gov

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