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Arbor Day: 5 reasons to plant the family tree

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(Read caption) Arbor Day is a great time to plant the family tree. At Armin Jahr Elementary school in Bremerton, Wash. first and second graders fill in the dirt on one of three red cedar trees planted April 11 for Arbor Day.

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Arbor Day is celebrated annually, on the last Friday in April. Some states however, do celebrate the day on different dates, according to the Arbor Day Foundation, to coincide with the best spring “planting” time.

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