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☞   National Arbor Day (last Friday in April)

This is an archive of prayers, prayer-poems, and songs composed for National Arbor Day in the United States, occurring on the last Friday in April.

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For prayers composed for the New Year’s Day for Trees (Rosh haShanah la-Ilanot a/k/a Tu biShvat), go here.

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אמעריקע | America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee), a patriotic hymn by Samuel Francis Smith (1832) with Yiddish translation by Berl Lapin (1950)

The well-known patriotic hymn with a Yiddish translation. . . .

[Prayer for a] Tree Planting, by Rabbi Avraham Samuel Soltes (1952)

A prayer for planting a tree or trees. . . .

Opening Prayer on the Significance of Arbor Day, by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, J. Paul Williams, and Eugene Kohn (1951)

This opening prayer for Arbor Day, “The Significance of the Day,” was first published in The Faith of America: Readings, Songs, and Prayers for the Celebration of American Holidays (Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation 1951), p. 3-4 — as preface to a number of readings selected by Mordecai Kaplan, Eugene Kohn, and J. Paul Williams for the day. . . .

Closing Prayer for Arbor Day, by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, J. Paul Williams, and Eugene Kohn (1951)

This closing prayer for Arbor Day, “The Significance of the Day,” was first published in The Faith of America: Readings, Songs, and Prayers for the Celebration of American Holidays (Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation 1951), p. 86. . . .