Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encourage to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States in 1872. Arbor Day in the Philippines has been institutionalized to be observed every June 25 throughout the nation by plating trees and ornamental plants and other forms of relevant activities. The necessity to promote a healthier ecosystem for the people through the rehabilitation and re-greening of the environment was stressed in Proclamation No. 643 that amended Proclamation No. 396, s. 2003. Proclamation No. 396 enjoined the “active participation of all government agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations, private sector, schools, civil society groups and the citizenry in tree planting activity.”

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