- Mar 12, 2018 -
Arbor Day is a festival in which some countries promote the protection of trees by law and mobilize the masses to participate in afforestation activities. The length of time can be divided into tree planting day, tree planting week or planting month, which is called international Arbor Day. Through this activity, people love forest, afforestation enthusiasm. The time is March 12 every year.
Afforestation not only can the greening and beautification home, can at the same time expanding forest resources, prevent water loss and soil erosion, protecting farmland, regulating climate, and promote economic development, and so on, is a grand project of contemporary, benefiting future. In order to protect the forestry resources, beautify the environment and maintain the ecological balance, many countries in the world have set up Arbor Day according to their actual conditions, such as India, the first week of July is Arbor Day. North Korea is Arbor Day on April 6 every year; Thailand defines National Day as Arbor Day; The second Saturday of September in the Philippines is Arbor Day; The Arbor Day falls on November 21 every year in Italy; Every state has Arbor Day, but there is no National Day because of climate differences. Brazil is Arbor Day on September 21 every year; October 12, Colombia is Arbor Day; The Arbor Day and teachers' day are held together on 21 June each year. From September to November, Egypt is a tree-planting day...
Among these countries, the United States is the earliest tree-planting day, more than 130 years old. On April 10, 1872, the first American Arbor Day was initiated by a journalist from Nebraska. More than 1 million trees were planted across the state of Nebraska. It was formally established by j. Sterling Morton(j. Sterling Morton) in Nebraska in 1872. By the 1920s, every American public had passed national laws declaring a day for Arbor Day or Arbor Day and Byrd day. Due to the different dates, the climate and appropriate planting time were established. Arbor Day is a holiday, with an international observance and a lot of national identity. In the United States, the national Arbor Day celebrates the fourth Friday of April. Some states celebrate the best time to plant trees on different dates.
Brazil is a country rich in forest resources. Nearly three-fifths of the world's largest rainforest, the amazon, is in Brazil, with a national forest coverage of more than 52%. Still, brazilians have not forgotten to plant trees. The government of Brazil has adopted reasonable exploitation of forest resources while actively encouraging people to plant trees.
In response to the threat of global warming, the United Nations environment programme launched a "tree-planting: 1 billion tree movement" in Nairobi on November 8, 2006. The campaign plans to plant at least 1 billion trees worldwide in 2007.
With the increasing awareness of environmental protection and the active participation in afforestation activities, the environment of human existence will be continuously improved.
According to the United Nations, Arbor Day has been established in more than 50 countries around the world. Because of different national conditions and geographical location, Arbor Day is different in different countries, such as "tree festival" and "green week" in Japan. Israel calls "tree New Year's day"; Myanmar is called "planting trees"; Iceland is called "student planting day"; India is called "national Arbor Day"; France is called "national tree day"; Canada is called "forest week".