May is Arbor Month in Minnesota

 

Rebecca Arnesen and Rebecca Rickaby

by Laurel Latham

What does he plant who plants a tree?

He plants a friend of sun and sky;

He plants the flag of breezes free;

The shaft of beauty towering high.

He plants a home to heaven anigh

For song and mother-croon of bird

In hushed and happy twilight heard-

The treble of heaven's harmony-

These things he plants who plants a tree.

-excerpt from The Heart Of The Tree -Henry Cuyler Bunner

Minnesota celebrates Arbor Day the last Friday in April. Since 1978, May has been Arbor Month in Minnesota. The warmer weather in May allows newly planted trees to get off to a good start, and celebrate th...



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