Go ahead and hug a tree.  Perhaps not a hawthorn tree with all those thorns, but a friendly maple or littleleaf linden would be nice.

Illinois celebrates Arbor Day today (April 29) throughout the state (and nation) where communities and homeowners plant, nurture and celebrate trees.  Arbor Day traces its roots (ha! get it?) to 1594 when a small village Spain held the first documented arbor plantation festival.  Arbor Day is a day recognized around the world, and is often celebrated with the planting of a tree. In fact, in Nebraska, in 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted in furtherance of the cause.Read More