California observes Arbor Day

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Valley News - Opinion
This week California observes Arbor Day, created in 1872 by the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture. Celebrating trees is a wonderful thing. California’s observance coincides with the birthday of botanist Luther Burbank. My Assembly Concurrent Resolution 157 recognizes March 7, 2020, as California Arbor Day and urges Californians to observe the day with appropriate tree-planting programs and activities. Tree People, California ReLeaf and the California Urban Forests Council all support ACR 157, which passed the Assembly recently. Our Legislature first proclaimed California Arbor Day March 7, 1974, to encourage people to plant trees and organize civic engagement in protecting urban trees. Trees are a valuable economic asset that help maintain and increase property values and attr
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