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The fourth graders at Groveland Elementary each received a spruce tree start from the Central Bingham Conservation District on Tuesday.
Arbor Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday of April.
In the southern part of the country, it's celebrated earlier in the year; in the north (like Alaska) it's celebrated later in the year, said Kerry Christiansen, administrative assistant of the Central Bingham Conservation District.
Historically, Sterling Morton moved from Detroit to Nebraska. Because Nebraska had no trees, Morton started planting them. Eventually, he challenged people in the 93 counties of Nebraska to find out who could plant the most trees.
Arbor Day has been celebrated since 1872.
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