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By Roger Boddaert
Special to the Village News 

Arbor Day is celebrated around the world


Last updated 3/10/2018 at 11:20pm

Barbara Kalisuch planted this orchid tree in her garden in Fallbrook a few years ago

The early beginnings of Arbor Day began with J. Sterling back in 1870 in Nebraska with his vision of planting trees on the barren and open plains of his state because he didn't believe there were enough trees for the sustainability of the land in his area. Sterling was a true ecologist in getting the word out to the world that planting trees is a good thing, and the Arbor Day movement began.

With the first National Arbor Day celebration, it was said that 1 million trees were planted in his state that first year. The function encouraged the planting of trees for erosion control, developing...

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