Arbor Day

Fredericksburg Farms

newly planted tree

Arbor Day is April 26 this year.  Arbor Day sprouted from the mind of a zealous tree lover named Julius Sterling Morton, who had a passion for planting all kinds of trees. The first Arbor Day occurred on April 10, 1872, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It’s estimated that nearly one million trees were planted on this day. Like Earth Day, Arbor Day celebrates nature and is usually celebrated on the last Friday of April in most states.

Our Fredericksburg Farms Co-founder, Steve McAnally, loved to plant trees and often quoted a phrase,” “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.” — Greek Proverb.  Shortly before his recent passing Steve planted a whole lot of trees here on the property that all of us now will diligently make sure are watered. This week, grab a shovel, roll up your sleeves and go out and plant a tree. You may never know who will sit in its shade.

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