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Arbor Day is a job well done

FALLBROOK – Save Our Forest/FLC, the Fallbrook Garden Club supported by Roger Boddaert, the Treeman of Fallbrook, all came together to celebrate National Arbor Day April 29 at Live Oak Park.

In the Botanical Garden developed by the garden club over many years, they planted two California Natives. They are Catalina Ironwood and West Redbud. Both will bring beautiful blossoms to their palette of mostly natives, with a few drought tolerant plants. It is an excellent spot for folks to come see what they look like when converting from thirsty plants to drought tolerant ones.

Arbor Day is a day that celebrates the planting, upkeep, and preservation of trees. Proposed on Jan. 7, 1872, and first celebrated on April 10, 1872, Julius Sterling Morton, a journalist who started the first newspaper in Nebraska, (the Nebraska City News), spread his love of trees via the paper and is responsible for planting one million trees. It became a state holiday in1885. Today the tradition has spread all over the world.

President Theodore Roosevelt famously issued a statement to schoolchildren, "It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor Day thoughtfully, for within your lifetimes the Nation's need of trees will become serious. We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed."

Submitted by Save Our Forest.


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