Even though money doesn’t grow on them, no matter how hard we wish for it, there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful for the trees that fill our planet with clean air and natural habitats. Here’s how to celebrate trees on Arbor Day on April 27th:
- Plant a Tree
The best way to celebrate trees is to plant more of them for the Earth to enjoy. Plus, the beginning of spring is the perfect opportunity to spruce up your landscaping. Head to your local home improvement or gardening store to see what kind of trees are available. The employees can help you choose which ones are best for your home, as well as those that are well suited to your gardening skills. In the meantime, check out these tree planting instructions from the Arbor Day Foundation, which outline how to choose the right trees and planting sites. When you’re ready, here’s a guide from HGTV that walks you through how to plant a tree in your garden.
- Bring a Tree Indoors
Believe it or not, there are trees that will grow happily in your living room. It’s the perfect way to bring the lively spirit of Arbor Day into your home. With their large leaves and tall silhouettes, these trees also serve as statement greenery to finish off your spaces. Some indoor trees to consider include:
- Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
- Norfolk Island Pine
- Ficus Tree
- Parlor Palm
- Ponytail Palm
- Majesty Palm
- Jade Tree
- Madagascar Dragon Tree
- Rubber Tree
- Banana Tree
- Money Tree
On the smaller side, you can go for a Bonsai. They require special care and attention, but their unique look is a lovable addition to modern spaces.
- Volunteer Your Time
Along with planting new trees in your own garden, you can volunteer with a local organization dedicated to doing the same around your community. Many community centers and places of worship will also host volunteer events for tree and landscape maintenance, so you can reach out to them for ideas. Plus, look out for local Arbor Day events posted on Facebook that you and your family may want to join.
- Get Crafty
If you’re a creative spirit, try your hand at some arts and crafts using natural materials, such as wood carvings, pottery or pressed flowers. Alternatively, head to a local craft show or boutique and support the artists who work with these materials. When you get hungry, munch on some snacks that our lovely trees provide us, like apples, oranges and nuts.
- Share the Spirit
Arbor Day is the celebration of trees, reminding us of how important these plants are. Encourage your friends and family to join you in planting, volunteering and crafting. Plus, it’s a great learning opportunity to get the kids involved. If you can’t spend the day with them, consider sending them a Money Tree to spread good luck and Arbor Day cheer.
These are just a few ways that you can celebrate trees this Arbor Day. We would love to hear what you are doing below!