J. Sterling Morton of Morton Salt fame, started what would be known as Arbor Day in 1872 by challenging people to plant trees. Starting in 1872, 1 million trees were planted in the state of Nebraska, where Morton resided. Arbor Day has spawned many programs to further education about the importance of trees and continues to be celebrated worldwide. In celebration, every year I present a few of my favorite images of trees that I’ve captured. The first image is very new and was captured a week ago at Platte River State Park on a beautiful evening. I love those warm spring days with!