As you now know, each state has its own Arbor Day. And Oklahoma is next in line! Oklahoma uses an entire week to celebrate its arbor day. The celebration goes on during the last full week of March each year.
I’m Buddy Redbud and I’m here to tell you about Oklahoma’s state tree – which is my home tree, the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis). Its leaves are heart-shaped, and can unfurl with either red or green-color depending on the variety of the tree. The trees the blossoms burst all over the branches and are a pink-lavender color (as seen below).
Be sure to look for my home tree while you are out and about this spring! (It appears in hardiness zones 4-9 — Click here to see the map.)
Happy Arbor Day week, Oklahoma!