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Alaska to celebrate Arbor Day on Monday

Posted: May 12, 2011 - 5:08pm

ANCHORAGE — Arbor Day is America’s national tree planting holiday. It’s a day set aside to plant ceremonial trees, educate children about the importance of trees and to honor the important role that trees play in our daily lives.

Alaska celebrates Arbor Day on the third Monday in May. This year it is on Monday, May 16. To learn more about planting and caring for trees or to join in an Arbor Day celebration, visit the Alaska Division of Forestry Community Forestry Program’s website at forestry.alaska.gov/community. Click on the news and events page for a list of Arbor Day celebrations around the state.

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