For the Love of Trees: Arbor Day 2024

Apr 26, 2024 | PDA News

This Arbor Day, Celebrate Trees and Join the Battle to Save Mother Earth


National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, but state dates vary according to best tree-planting times. Started in Nebraska in 1872 by tree lover Julius Sterling Morton, Arbor Day is a time to celebrate and plant trees. As the climate crisis bears down upon us, we recognize that trees and forests are our first line of defense to sequester dangerous carbon dioxide.

From legendary Johnny Appleseed (based on true-life pioneer, nurseryman, and tree planter John Chapman, 1774-1845), who planted apple trees across the American frontier, to Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her heroic linkage of environmentalism with human rights in Kenya (her organization planted 30 million trees in 30 years), people across the world recognize the importance of trees and forests to the history, culture, and well being of humankind.

Want to help make a difference on this Arbor Day? Here’s how:

  • Plant a tree this weekend, and send us a picture;
  • Write letters to your members of Congress, urging them to support the nation’s first Climate Preserve associated with a National Park;
  • Volunteer with PDA’s unrivaled team of nationwide activists, to elect progressive environmental champions to Congress;
  • Donate so that PDA can continue to fight for Environmental Justice.

One person CAN make a difference. Make a difference with PDA today.

In solidarity,

Debra Schrishuhn for the PDA National Team