Arbor Day is a celebration for trees. Arbor Day was created by a man named J. Sterling Morton. This man was born in New York in 1832 but was raised in Detroit. Later in his life he moved to Nebraska. In Nebraska he soon became an editor of the newspaper. J. Sterling Morton thought that trees had a big impact on our lives. He expressed his opinions on planting trees in his articles and encouraged lots of people to do it. On January 4th J. Sterling Morton went to a State Board of Agriculture meeting and did his best to persuade people to create a holiday for trees called Arbor Day. He did his best and was successful, the date was set to April 10, 1872. They told people that the most trees planted on that date would receive a prize. About one million trees were planted in Nebraska Arbor Day, 1872.
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