It is a Friday in spring and your class is studying trees. But do you know why? It's Arbor Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: what North America looked like five hundred years ago, why trees are important in windy places, why some states do not celebrate Arbor Day on the same date. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you.
A Day for Trees 4 Arbor Day in the Past 6 Forests and Plains 8 Enter the Europeans 10 A Land Without Trees 12 Crossing the Plains 14 Settling the Plains 16 The Railroad 18 The Importance of Trees 20 Arbor Day Is Born 22 An Idea Spreads 24 Tomorrow's Trees 26 Arbor Day in Your State 28 Important Dates 30 Glossary 31 Find Out More 31 Index 32