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National Arbor Day is coming up on Friday April 28, 2017. Trees contribute to our Earth in important ways, including preventing species loss, slowing climate change, and adding to the beauty of nature. Help us celebrate this special day by planting new trees and honoring the amazing trees around us.

Plant trees

No idea on how to choose or plant trees? Check out The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook by Penelope O'Sullivan or Taylor’s Guide to Trees by Norman Taylor to plant the perfect tree for your area.

 

Explore Indiana

Another way to celebrate National Arbor Day is to spend time outside admiring the beauty of trees all around us. Explore the parks of Indiana at home through the stunning images in Indiana State Parks by Matt Williams or take an outing like the walks highlighted in Nature Walks on the Indiana Prairie by Alan McPherson.

But before you go, learn about the trees you’ll see in 101 Trees of Indiana by Marion T. Jackson or Native Trees of the Midwest by Sally S. Weeks, Harmon P., Jr. Weeks, and George R. Parker.



Learn about the Animals that Live for Trees … Literally

Learn about over four hundred different animals from around the world who live in habitats filled with trees in Wildlife of the World. Check out Rainforest by Thomas Marent, a collection of photographs of different animals and plants that survive in tree filled rainforests, which also includes a CD that plays the unique sounds of a rainforest!



Books Inspired by Trees

See how trees inspired John Fowles to write many of his fictional works in The Tree and discover a forester’s fascinating stories about how trees communicate and care for each other in The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.