Hales Corners students celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Happy Arbor Day! It's a celebration of trees and the necessary care for green spaces. 

There were several Arbor Day celebrations around the area Friday, April 28. Elementary students from Hales Corners came to the Botanical Gardens to plant trees. They made some wishes and learned more about the importance of having a healthy, green space to live in.

"It's really important to think about Arbor Day and Earth Day as ways that we can be good stewards of the land, so that we can protect the wildlife for ourselves and the betterment of everyone," said Guy Smith, Milwaukee County Parks director.

Nebraska was the first state to officially celebrate Arbor Day back in 1885. 

The most common date for the state observance is the last Friday in April, National Arbor Day, but a number of state Arbor Days are at other times to coincide with the best tree planting weather.

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