Arbor Day Leaves, published in 1893 and featured in The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920, provides a brief history of Arbor Day, an overview of Arbor Day observances, and a sample Arbor Day program typical of those performed in schools throughout the country.
- Search on tree, elm, oak, willow, birch, palm, pine, maple and other names of trees in Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 and Library of Congress Digital Collections to see more pictures of trees in America.
- Search using the keyword forest in the Library of Congress and University of Chicago Library collection American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: Images from the University of Chicago Library to find more than five hundred photographs of early-twentieth-century American trees and forests.
- To learn about other important events in the movement to conserve and protect America’s natural heritage, see the chronology in The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920.
- Also, don’t miss the Today in History features on Bird Day, May 4, and Earth Day, April 22.