Today is Arbor Day in my home state of North Carolina – always the first Friday after March 15th. Though the national day is the last Friday in April, the date can vary by state based on the best time of year for tree planting. Regardless, the mission of the Arbor Day Foundation is the same – to “inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees”.
Aside from your local nursery, The Arbor Day Foundation offers a wide variety of trees as well as great information as to what is the best type of tree to plant for a certain geographic area.
If you’d rather give a tree, there is TreeGivers , offering a nice way to honor someone. TreeGivers will plant a tree in the state of your choice plus send an acknowledgment to the recipient. From my personal experience, customer service was top notch and very prompt.
Finally, if you have the time, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities with your local tree planting organization. Check in here to search for opportunities in your state.