Tomorrow, April 25th is Arbor Day in the U.S. It’s the holiday in which groups and individuals are encouraged to plant and care for trees. The first Arbor Day in the world was held in a small Spanish village in 1805. The first American Arbor Day was organized by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872. An estimated one million trees were planted on that first Arbor Day.
In honor of Arbor Day, we have a tree trivia question for you.
All 50 states have an official state tree. But, some trees have been chosen by more than one state. For example, the Eastern Cottonwood is the official state tree of both Kansas and Nebraska.
How many different trees are there on the list of Official State Trees?
State trees are designated through legislation by each state. Some trees have been chosen by more than one state. The most popular tree is the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), which is the state tree for four states: New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Vermont. On the other hand, in some cases a state has not one, but two different species officially designated as state tree. This is the case for California and Nevada.
Here’s the list of Official State Trees:
|3||American White Birch||New Hampshire|
|5||Black Hills Spruce||South Dakota|
|6||Blue Palo Verde||Arizona|
|7||Bristlecone Pine||Nevada #1|
|10||Coast Redwood||California #1|
|11||Colorado Blue Spruce||Colorado|
|16||Eastern White Pine||Maine|
|18||Giant Sequoia||California #2|
|21||Northern Red Oak||New Jersey|
|24||Pinon Pine||New Mexico|
|28||Red Maple||Rhode Island|
|31||Singleleaf Pinyon Pine||Nevada #2|
|33||Southern Live Oak||Georgia|
|35||Sugar Maple||New York|
|38||Western White Pine||Idaho|
NET CHECK IN’S:
Tonight we had a total of 34 people check in to the Net. Of those who checked in, 1 had the correct answer to the Trivia Question. Congratulations to:
- Gary – W6NVY
As always, Thanks to everyone who took the time to check in to our Weekly Net.