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Looking forward to Arbor Days

National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April each year, making April 26th the day in 2013. Did you know that each state has its own Arbor Day, most based on the idea tree-planting time? Many states celebrate Arbor Day on National Arbor Day, but a few celebrate on different dates. Click here to see when your state celebrates Arbor Day.

While you’re in the mindset of loving your local trees, check out this article from American Forests. The organization recently named the top 10 best U.S. cities for urban forests. Spoiler alert: here they are! Austin, Charlotte, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C. were all named to the top 10. Do you agree? Do you think your city should have made the cut?

EAB map updated as of Feb 1, 2013As you may know, Milwaukee and Minneapolis are both in the Emerald Ash Borer danger zone.┬áHere at Arborjet, we’re actively working with cities and towns in the surrounding areas to identify their options for preserving their urban forests. A great way to celebrate Arbor Day in your own way is to become involved in your community when it comes to saving trees.

When does your state celebrate Arbor Day? What are you going to do to celebrate? We want to hear all about it! Share your plans in the comments. The more we can do to work together to preserve our urban forests, the better our neighborhoods will be for years to come.

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