The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a Nebraska journalist and former Secretary of

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Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland.  But his most important legacy is Arbor Day.

Today, all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day although the dates may vary in keeping with the local climate.  (Here in Wisconsin, we celebrate on the last Friday in April each year - this year it’s April 27th).  Arbor Day is also now celebrated in other countries including Australia.  Sometimes one good idea can make a real difference.
Morton's real opportunity arrived when he became a member of Nebraska's state board of agriculture.  He proposed that a special day be set aside dedicated to tree planting and increasing awareness of the importance of trees.  Nebraska's first Arbor Day was an amazing success.  More than one million trees were planted! 

We, here at Hoffmaster, are committed to being environmentally responsible throughout our facility, during the manufacturing process, and with the products we offer.  And we love good ideas…

Our Earth Wise® Tree Free™ products are an alternative to tree-based and recycled products.  Tree Free means these items are 100% wood pulp free and come from sustainable resources, which quickly renew in 12 months or less and are 100% compostable.  Our Tree Free napkins are the only napkins in the WORLD that are 100% tree free!

Trees are beautiful to look at, exciting to climb, and great to dream under.  Help celebrate Arbor Day this year and by all means…plant a tree!