Arbor Day is coming up on April 26th. In Texas, Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April, though the first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. Arbor Day is a chance for us to reflect on the importance of trees and is often celebrated by planting new trees. You may not be able to plant a new tree this year, but you can still learn all about terrific trees with the books listed below. You can also check out the kid’s site for the Arbor Day Foundation to learn more.
The first part of this clearly-written book is about trees in general--their structure, how they grow and reproduce, and other interesting facts. The second part will help readers identify and learn about more than thirty different kinds of trees found in North America.
The 14 trees in this book have earned the title "Celebritrees" for their global fame and significance. Both in fact and in legend, these fascinating trees remind us not only how much pleasure trees bring, but what they can tell us about history.