Lovepop is proud to continue our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest conservation and education organization dedicated to tree planting. We just launched our Trees of the Seasons Pack and $4 from every pack sold will support the foundation and plants four new trees in North America.
What is Arbor Day?
Arbor Day, which is a holiday honoring the planting, care, and preservation of trees, translates to "tree" day from the Latin root of the word arbor. Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is the world’s largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. With a focus on communities and forests of greatest need, the Foundation — alongside its more than 1 million members, supporters, and valued partners — has helped to plant nearly 500 million trees in more than 50 countries. Guided by its mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees, the Arbor Day Foundation is committed to unlocking the power of trees to help solve critical issues facing people and the planet.
For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment. However, the appreciation of trees and forests in modern times can be largely attributed to Arbor Day. Even though Arbor Day may not be as well-known as other holidays like Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day (or even Earth Day), it has a long history and deep roots that have spread to many different countries.
When is Arbor Day?Arbor Day 2023 will occur on Friday, April 28, and is typically celebrated on the last Friday in April in the United States.
Here is a list of the next 5 years.
- 2023: Friday, April 28
- 2024: Friday, April 26
- 2025: Friday, April 25
- 2026: Friday, April 24
- 2027: Friday, April 30
Why Do We Celebrate Arbor Day?
Arbor Day is a special day celebrated on a global scale to raise awareness of trees and the crucial impact they have on our climate. Arbor Day honors the environment, as do all other commemorative days for conservation. By hosting tree-planting and litter-collection events, it hopes to encourage people to plant trees in order to increase tree awareness and serve as a resource for all members of society.
Here are some more reasons why we celebrate Arbor Day:
Public health: Arbor Day serves as a reminder and a time to plant trees as a sign of respect for human health.
Beauty in nature: Arbor Day is a symbol of the importance of trees and the beauty they bring to our planet.
Clean air: Trees are a vital source of life-giving oxygen in the air we inhale, which Arbor Day celebrates.
Energy conservation: Trees reduce the need for heating and cooling during the hot summer and chilly winter months by blocking the sun, providing shelter, and acting as windbreaks.
Fresh water: Trees help to filter the water that we use. Tree leaves slow the rate at which rain falls on the ground, preventing soil erosion and pollution from getting into our water supplies.
Why Lovepop Cares about Arbor Day
Paper is vital to our company and is at the center of our creativity and passion. There are endless possibilities of things we can create with paper – but in order to do this, we need to continue to plant more trees than we use.
Join our celebration of trees and give back by organizing a tree planting in your community, becoming involved with the Arbor Day Foundation, raising awareness of the positive environmental impact of tree replenishment, or purchase our “Trees of the season” 4-Pack and $4 will be used to support the foundation and plant four new trees in North America.
How to Celebrate Arbor Day
Plant a tree: Whether you plant your tree for shade, flowers, fruit, or wildlife habitat, be sure to choose the right tree for the location. Think about the additional meaning the tree might have for your loved ones. For example, you could make a dedication plaque in honor of a special person or moment in time, such as the birth of a child, the launch of a business, the acquisition of a home, or the loss of a loved one.
Share the love online: Share your tree-planting and other Arbor Day activities on social media and spread the love. To increase your reach, use the hashtag #ArborDay in your posts.
Read a book about trees: There is always more to learn, and education is a crucial component of conservation. Find a book on tree identification if you are unfamiliar with the trees in your area. Not sure how annual growth rings or photosynthesis function? The "Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben provides a fascinating overview of the relationships that trees have with one another and the surrounding environment. Classic books like "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein or "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss are kid’s classics.
Work as a volunteer for planting trees: Building relationships is a great way to plant trees. There may already be an Arbor Day event scheduled in your area that your family can attend. They might be particularly interested in protecting endangered species, creating habitats for wildlife, helping the hungry, or improving the appearance of the neighborhood. It's a great way to participate, give back, educate yourself, and meet your neighbors.
Make an Arbor Day celebration: Why not turn Arbor Day into an event if you want to have a bigger impact? Make connections with your neighbors, local businesses, schools, or neighborhood organizations to organize a community-building event. There are numerous options and endless potential solutions. Plant a tree in remembrance of a local environmental hero. Spruce up a park. Hold a neighborhood tree identification walk. In the days before the event, hold a poster contest. Attend a concert or party to commemorate the day. The possibilities are endless when it comes to celebrating Arbor Day!
Let’s Build a Forest Together!
Replenishing the earth’s trees matters, so let’s get to work and build back our forests. Purchase the ‘Trees of the Season’ Pack and $4 from every pack sold will support the foundation and plants four new trees in North America. You can also learn more about the impact of the Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org. Happy Arbor Day!