Arbor Day: Missouri
(Photo by bored-now)
|Happy Arbor Day, Missouri!
Missouri celebrates its Arbor Day the first Friday of April, so Happy Arbor Day Missouri!
Missouri, which is home to four silo trees, has had a lot more consistency with its Arboreal Emblem than Kentucky. In 1955, Missouri selected the Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) and has stuck with it ever since.
That is a commitment to a tree despite its sketchy past and notorious cohorts. Legend has the dogwood implicated in a murder. : )