April 30th is Arbor Day. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Julius Sterling Morton created the first Arbor Day in 1872. Arbor Day is about planting and growing a variety of trees, and the library is here to help celebrate trees by offering information and resources on them.
Let’s start with a library guide, Environmental Studies, and a few books: Trees in trouble : wildfires, infestations, and climate change, Thoreau and the language of trees, and Interwoven : junipers and the web of being.
Plus here is a list of websites to research as you enjoy Arbor Day:
- Arbor Foundation
- A giant 3000 year Red Cedar in Idaho
- Idaho’s State Tree
- TED Talk: How Trees Talk to Each Other
- Idaho Forest Products
- Treasure Valley, Idaho Municipal Parks Planting Project
- The City of Trees Challenge
- The Nature Conservancy Idaho Chapter
Enjoy all the trees you encounter today.