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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Arbor Day is celebrated in Illinois on April 29, 2016. Across the United States Arbor Day is mostly a spring event, but some states celebrate Arbor Day in other months. The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was started by Julius Sterling Morton. His son, Joy Morton founded the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The following are some Arbor Day related web sites that celebrate the beauty and value of trees.
Learn about trees, their benefits, value and general care.
Learn about the origin of Arbor day started by Julius Sterling Morton.
Discover ideas on how to celebrate Arbor Day in your community.
Each of the 50 states and several United States territories have designated an official tree.
Tree Identification Guides from Arborday.org
This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
US Forest Service "Smokey Bear" website provides a host of activities for students, including forest crossword puzzles, activity book, find the fire hazards, coloring pages and a forest word find.
Educational web site about Illinois' most valuable, renewable natural resource –trees.
Images of tree insects, diseases and more
A database of almost 900 woody landscape plants.
Educational web site of the International Society of Aboriculture.
Learn why leaves change color, check foliage updates, driving tours, cams, photos, and festivals.
This site will help you make informed decisions when selecting a tree for your home landscape.
Buying a tree is a major investment. Here's help in choosing the best tree for your location.
Helps you choose the best tree for your site, plus profiles of best urban trees.
Tree Web sites for Kids:
Collections of lesson plans, ideas and resources for celebrating Arbor Day
Listen and read along with Pierre Quercus to learn about trees and their value to us.
Learn all about the parts of a tree and gain an appreciation of trees.
Take a virtual walk in the woods and learn about all the wonders of nature.
Focuses on tree anatomy and physiology. Students will learn some of the basic inner workings, chemical principles, and fun ways to get to know trees better
Tree curriculum for kids from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, includes a teacher's guide.
Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat is an exhibit at The Morton Arboretum that provides an interpretative lesson plan focused on the importance of endangered trees. A teacher's guide, and other resources, are available for this unique exhibit.Find lesson plans for grades Pre-K through 12 within the downloadable guide provided. Or, select the grade-specific guide listed.