Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Where was the first American celebration of Arbor Day?
The first Arbor Day in the United States was organized by Nebraska newspaper editor and politician J. Sterling Morton on April 10, 1872. Volunteers planted about 1 million trees that day in Nebraska. By 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt actively promoted a national observance of Arbor Day as a way to encourage the planting of trees and curb the destruction of forests. Today, many other countries celebrate similar tree planting days.
The correct answer is Nebraska.