Arbor Day in Argentina Date in the current year: August 29, 2016

Arbor Day in Argentina Annually thousands of Argentinians take their shovels and buckets full of water to participate in tree planting event, that is organized at the national level on August 29. Arbor Day is celebrated in Argentina since 1900.

The very first person who promoted the importance of trees in Argentina was Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the 7th President of Argentina serving from 1868 to 1874. He insisted on reafforestation of the land, because cultivation of trees in the pastoral countries like Argentina is considered to be very necessary for its future well-being.

His ideas were echoed at the beginning of the 20th century, when the National Council of Education established Arbor Day on August 29, 1900. The present-day celebration of this holiday took shape in 1901 and since then tree planting events are annually organized in all areas of the country.

Argentina hosts one of the greatest ecosystems varieties in the world, but its soil is threatened by deforestation. Annual trees planting events help overcome this issue and restore the Argentinian forests.

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