Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Arbor Day - Get a free tree at the Holden Arboretum

Happy Arbor Day, everybody! As a self-proclaimed tree-hugger, today is my kind of day. A day that honors trees. I still remember getting little baby saplings in school on Arbor Day. I'd be oh-so careful with my little tree, making sure that it made it home safely in my book bag. The majority of those little tress are now enormous trees at my father's house. It makes me proud to think that I helped mother nature out just a little bit by planing those trees so many years ago.

Today and tomorrow, in honor of Arbor Day, the Holden Arboretum is giving away a free Dogwood to everyone who visits the Arboretum. As an added bonus, the Arboretum is open to everyone free of charge. (Normally you have to pay a nominal fee to get in - but it's so worth it!)

The Holden Arboretum was voted one of the top 50 places to visit in the United States. It's one of the largest arboretums and botanical gardens in the United States with over 3,500 acres. There are miles and miles of hiking/running trails, which I love. For this last holiday season I purchased my mother a membership to the arboretum. She goes hiking there all the time. I need to bite the bullet and get myself a membership because it's so much nicer to run in the Arboretum than the crowded Metroparks. And it might be all in my head, but I feel like it's safer there, too.

If you've never visited the arboretum, it's definitely worth the trip. Not just for the amazing trails - but so you can start parenting your very own baby tree.

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