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Referred in Senate (05/01/2006)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Con. Res. 383 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 383



                              May 1, 2006

        Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Arbor Day Foundation 
                        and National Arbor Day.

Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation was founded in 1972 and now has nearly 
        1,000,000 members;
Whereas John Rosenow, President of the National Arbor Day Foundation, has 
        provided outstanding leadership of the organization since its founding;
Whereas the mission of the National Arbor Day Foundation is to ``inspire people 
        to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees'';
Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation works to protect and enhance the 
        global environment by promoting rainforest preservation, urban and 
        community forestry, and the planting of trees throughout the world;
Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation manages the 260-acre Arbor Day Farm to 
        serve as a model of environmental stewardship;
Whereas National Arbor Day Foundation distributes more than 8,000,000 trees 
        annually through its Trees for America program;
Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation has worked with the United States 
        Department of Agriculture's Forest Service since 1990, helping to plant 
        nearly 4,000,000 trees in National Forests damaged by fire, insects, or 
        other natural causes;
Whereas J. Sterling Morton recognized the need for trees in Nebraska and 
        proposed a tree-planting holiday called ``Arbor Day'' in 1872;
Whereas it was estimated that more than 1,000,000 trees were planted in Nebraska 
        on the first Arbor Day in 1872;
Whereas the observation of Arbor Day soon spread to other States and is now 
        observed nationally and in many other countries;
Whereas J. Sterling Morton once observed that ``The cultivation of trees is the 
        culmination of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man''; and
Whereas National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, will be celebrated on 
        April 28, 2006: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) supports the goals and ideals of the National Arbor Day 
        Foundation; and
            (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation 
        calling upon the people of the United States to observe 
        National Arbor Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

            Passed the House of Representatives April 27, 2006.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,