With Arbor Day, Nebraska really started something special.
When J. Sterling Morton and his wife Caroline moved their family from Michigan to Nebraska, they found something missing. They loved the forests and orchards of their home state, so when they got to Nebraska, they missed the trees.
Of course, they came to our region in 1854, when the only trees in the territory were growing along rivers and streams and the majority of the region was tall grass prairie.
So the Mortons got busy…