PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Is it that time already? Yes, it’s time once again to Celebrate the New Year of Trees at the Morris Arboretum’s Tu B’Shevat Family Day on Sunday January 30 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. This is the time each year when it’s traditional in Israel to count the age of trees, and the celebration at the Morris gives kids and adults a chance to learn how to take care of trees and take home a free seedling. You can also enjoy a free concert that day and a tour of special trees at the Arboretum, some well over 100 years old – and counting. Find details at

Whether you celebrate the New Year of the Trees or not, it’s a good reminder to pay attention to the trees around you, think about how old they are, and maybe decide to plant some more trees this year – so you can count on plenty of blossoms, leaves, fruit, and shade in your yard for many years to come.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Reported By Phran Novelli, KYW Newsradio

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