Which tree planting day is 2019? China's tree planting day is set on March 12 every year. On February 23, 1979, the sixth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National People's Congress decided that March 12 will still be China's tree planting day, so March 12, 1979 is the first tree planting day, so 2019 is the 41st tree planting day.
Theme and slogan of tree planting over the years
The theme of arbor day in 2009 is: let the forest enter the city, let the city embrace the forest.
The theme of arbor day in 2010 is to be with big trees.
The theme of arbor day in 2011 is to pursue green fashion and move towards green civilization.
The theme of arbor day in 2012 is: planting trees on a voluntary basis to build a green and harmonious home, to plant green and protect green, and to create a provincial model civilized city.
The theme of tree planting day in 2013 is to carry out afforestation and vigorously promote the construction of ecological civilization.
The theme of arbor day in 2014 is: embrace spring and plant green.
The theme of tree planting day in 2015 is to beautify the environment and clean the air.
The theme of arbor day in 2017 is' climate, human and society '
The theme of the tree planting festival in 2018 is to fulfill the obligation of planting trees and build a beautiful China.
The origin of Arbor Day
March 12 is the tree planting day in China. In fact, it is the anniversary of Dr. Sun Yat Sen's death. The first is to consider the season of planting trees; the second is to commemorate Dr. Sun Yat Sen's achievements in advocating afforestation in his whole life.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen has been fond of planting trees since he was a child. Up to now, there is still a 100 year old Honolulu sour bean tree growing in his former residence. This is in 1883, only 18 years old Sun Yat Sen, a long way from Honolulu, the United States to bring back seedlings, hand planted, under his careful cultivation and finally become a success.
Sun Yat Sen was also the first person who strongly advocated afforestation in modern China. In the political document Shangli Hongzhang Shu, which he personally drafted, he pointed out that if China wants to be strong, it must "vigorously develop agronomy and pay attention to tree art.".
After the revolution of 1911, Dr. Sun Yat Sen put forward the plan of large-scale afforestation in northern and central China. In 1924, he stressed in a speech in Guangzhou that the fundamental way to prevent floods and droughts is to continuously plant trees and create large-scale forests. In addition, he repeatedly emphasized the harmfulness of deforestation and the importance of afforestation in many works and speeches, and he practiced and planted trees by himself.
At the initiative of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, our country once stipulated for the first time on July 30, 1915 that the annual Tomb Sweeping Day was the tree planting day. On March 12, 1925, after the death of Sun Yat Sen, it was decided that March 12, the day of Sun Yat Sen's death, should be designated as tree planting day to commemorate his contribution in promoting afforestation.
Since the founding of new China, the party and the state have attached great importance to greening construction. In the mid-1950s, Chairman Mao Zedong once called on "greening the motherland" to carry out land landscaping. In 1956, China started the first "12-year greening movement". On February 23, 1979, at the sixth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National People's Congress, according to the proposal of the State Council, in order to mobilize the people of all ethnic groups in the country to plant trees and accelerate the greening of the motherland, moreover, in order to commemorate Dr. Sun Yat Sen's decision March 12 is the national tree planting day.
The modern tree planting day was first initiated by Nebraska in the United States. Before the 19th century, Nebraska was a barren wasteland with few trees, dry land, strong winds, and yellow sand. In 1872, Julius Stirling Morton, a famous American agronomist, proposed to set tree planting day in Nebraska to mobilize people to plant trees in a planned way.
At that time, the State Bureau of agriculture adopted the proposal through a resolution, and the governor himself set the third Wednesday in April as tree planting day. After this decision was made, millions of trees were planted that year. In the next 16 years, another 600 million trees were planted, turning the 100000 hectare wilderness of Nebraska into a dense forest. In 1885, in order to honor the achievements of Morton, the State Council officially stipulated that April 22, the birthday of Mr. Morton, was the annual Arbor Day and a day off.
In the United States, Arbor Day is a state holiday without a national date. But every April and may, every state in the United States organizes tree planting day. For example, the second Friday in May is designated as tree planting day in Rhode Island, and there is a day off. In other states, some have fixed dates, and others have annual tree planting days set by the governor or other state departments. Whenever the tree planting day comes, the masses from all walks of life, mainly students, form a vast army of tree planting to participate in tree planting activities.
In today's United States, trees line the road. According to statistics. One third of the United States is covered with forest trees, which is inseparable from the planting of tree nodes.