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Alaska to celebrate Arbor Day on May 21

(Anchorage, AK) – The Division of Forestry invites the public to celebrate Arbor Day on May 21. The State of Alaska celebrates Arbor Day – the nation’s tree planting holiday – on the third Monday in May and at least 26 Arbor Day events are planned this year. Typical events include planting ceremonial trees, educating children about the importance of trees, and honoring the important role that trees play in our daily lives.

Trees help support healthy communities by reducing air and water pollution, absorbing carbon dioxide, reducing soil erosion and flooding, improving building energy efficiency, supporting healthy lifestyles and creating more attractive neighborhoods.

If you want to learn more about planting and caring for trees or want to join in an Arbor Day celebration near you, visit the Alaska Division of Forestry Community Forestry Program website at http://forestry.alaska.gov/community. For a list of Arbor Day celebrations around the state go to the news and events page.

 

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