National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April and it is a civic holiday in Nebraska. Lucky them, they get the day off to plant trees. Be jealous.
Q: How do you celebrate it?
A: You plant a tree.
On the first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted. That’s green AF, ladies and gentlemen.
Honestly, this record be the Joe DiMaggio hit-streak of records. In other words, it may never be beat. For city dwellers, especially, who don’t own a backyard, planting a tree is a wee bit tricky. I mean, where are we gonna plant that tree in a balcony-free apartment? By the bathroom mirror or in the shoe-box closet?
If you live in NYC, perhaps the best way to celebrate Arbor Day is to furtively dig a hole in the back hill of Central Park while no one is looking and take care of business right there on the premises. If you don’t have space for trees, it’s totally okay to plant a flower. Get creative, folks.
But come to think of it, now that we have migrated from print books to e-books, millions of trees have been rescued from their fateful death by the hand of publishing. A better and cheaper way to celebrate the holiday is to open up our Kindles and observe how many pieces of paper we have already saved. Go ahead, pat yourselves on the back for being so environmentally conscious.
Or, we could read naughty memes about Arbor Day on a paper-less magazine called COED. Your choice.