Tree Goddess: California Celebrates 140 years of Arbor Day

It’s Arbor Week in California and there are many communities all over the state celebrating trees and giving awards to those cities that have practiced conservation and urban forestry expansion. The 2012 Arbor Week celebrates the 140th anniversary of Arbor… Continue Reading

Celebrating Trees – Arbor Day at the Arboretum, TB Gardens

“Other holidays repose on the past. Arbor Day proposes the future.” – J. Sterling Morton – Founder of Arbor Day in 1872.

“Can I run out to the trees?” my 9-year old asks me on a regular if not daily basis. I almost always say yes. By “trees” my child is talking about a row of adolescent sycamores planted in a graceful curve as your enter our neighborhood. With their milky white … Continue Reading

The Tree Goddess: Celebrate Arbor Day with a Festa

With Arbor Day close at hand, I would like to share a little history of this holiday we tree-huggers look forward to each year. The whole thing started with a man by the name of J. Sterling Morton. Morton shared… Continue Reading