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Arbor Day is our national holiday to celebrate tree planting and care. As New York City is best known as a paved paradise, you might not expect to hear this greeting coming from here. But that is exactly why I am writing today.
NYC might not seem that green from first glimpse, even from the air. But there are over 5 million trees in our city! Beyond 6,000 acres of woodlands that stand out on the satellite map, there are trees along our streets, on public property, in commercial and housing developments, and in backyards–yes, we even have backyards here!
This week, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, Arbor Day on April 24th and National Parks Week from the 18th to the 26th. While the actual dates of “Earth Week” vary depending on where you are and who you ask (UC San Diego‘s celebrates it from April 19-25 while about.com says it usually runs from the 16th to the 22nd), it generally falls somewhere … Continue reading Help us Celebrate Earth Week