Arbor Day: Arizona and North Carolina
Palo Verde Tree
(Photo by davidanthonyporter)
|Happy Arbor Day, Arizona!
Arizona celebrates its Arbor Day the third Friday of March, so Happy Arbor Day Arizona!
The State Tree of Arizona in the Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida). Palo Verde is Spanish for “green stick”. It is an apt name because the tree’s bark is green! The Palo Verde tree is what’s called “drought deciduous”. In other words, it loses its leaves during dry periods. When it does, photosynthesis is carried out by the bark.
|Happy Arbor Day, North Carolina!
North Carolina celebrates its Arbor Day the first Friday after March 15th!
The State Tree of North Carolina is generically listed as “Pine”, but the Long Leaf Pine (Pinus palustris) makes an appearance in the State Toast. All pine trees were instrumental to the North Carolina economy during the state’s early history, providing resin, turpentine and timber for navy and merchant ships.
P.S. North Carolina is also home to three silo trees!
(Photo by Me)