Today is Arbor Day!  Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, which helps kick off Arbor Month which runs through the month of May, and it's a great time to celebrate the health benefits of trees.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, trees and forests provide numerous health benefits such as:

  • Helping reduce skin cancer.
  • Decreasing mental stress and promoting healing.
  • Cleaning the air and reducing childhood asthma rates.
  • Reducing stressful noises by 50 percent.
  • Providing healthy fruits and nuts.

To help continue the celebration of trees through Arbor Month, the DNR invites everyone to take part in the #31DaysOfTrees.

Each day in May, just post a photo or video while getting a daily dose of trees on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Use the hashtag #31DaysOfTrees and include @MinnesotaDNR when posting to Facebook.

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