National Love a Tree Day

Trees are some of the most important plants on the planet, and humanity’s very existence depends on their continued well-being. Trees not only provide us with lumber, nuts, and fruits, but they also produce oxygen for us to breathe, homes for birds and other animals, and help to absorb excess CO2 from the atmosphere. They do so much for us that the least we can do is to create a holiday where they can be appreciated. Luckily, there is such a holiday, and it falls on May 16th every year. This holiday is called National Love A Tree Day, and it’s a day we encourage everyone to observe.

History Of National Love A Tree Day

Unfortunately, we were unable to unravel the history of National Love A Tree Day, and it’s currently unknown who invented it or when it was first observed. All that we do know is that it has been around for quite a few years now.

Reasons To Give Trees Some Love

Although we listed quite a few reasons why we should celebrate National Love A Tree Day, the ones that we provided were only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, so we decided to list some more of them below.

  • Trees help to filter water naturally.
  • Trees keep homes cooler and prevent cities from becoming too hot.
  • Trees trap a variety of pollutants from the air, thereby allowing us to breathe cleaner air.
  • Planting trees can be a great way for people to reconnect with the Earth.
  • Planting trees can be a great project to bring the community together.
  • Trees provide much-needed shade.

Observing National Love A Tree Day

This holiday can be celebrated in a number of different ways. The first way it can be celebrated is by planting some trees that are native to your area. This can be done by picking up trees at your local tree nursery or through the Arbor Day Foundation. In some areas, local city and state governments will give their citizens free or reduced-price trees, so check with your local governmental agencies to see if that’s an option for you.

Another way to celebrate this holiday is to make sure that the trees on your property are healthy. You can use mulch to improve the soil and to suppress weeds, and you can remove invasive plants that might be surrounding your trees. It’s also a good time to look for signs of disease or pests and to remove dead twigs.

Teaching people about this holiday and the benefits of trees can also be a great way to spend this day. You can do that by teaching your friends about trees, or by using the hashtag #NationalLoveATreeDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 16 Thursday
Next year (2025)
May 16 Friday
Last year (2023)
May 16 Tuesday
Nature & Environment