Today we will tell you today is national what day. It was in the late 1970s that FAO (a United Nations organization for Agriculture and Food) established March 21 as International Day of Forest to promote the importance of the different functions of forest ecosystems in the world.
International Day of Forests March 21
Let’s wander in the forest!
The objective of the International Forest Day actions is to inform the public about the benefits provided by our forests, such as wood supply, protection against natural hazards, place of relaxation, refuge for many species , so that they are recognized and appreciated at their fair value.
A world day of the tree?
Some of our readers were surprised not to find the day of the tree in the pages of this site. According to our research, this day exists but seems especially celebrated in the USA, country from which it originates.
The party was indeed launched by J. Sterling Morton, who was then Secretary of State for Agriculture, helped by Robert Furnas who decided to plant trees on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City. The date chosen seems rather variable according to the countries and it is this lack of unity which prevented us from inserting this date in our calendar.