This Friday, April 26, is Arbor Day. This year, why not celebrate the holiday and save a life in the process? Here's a way you can do both in Grand Junction.

Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April. According to Holiday Insights:

National Arbor Day is the Tree Planter's holiday, and has been celebrated since 1872. It began in Nebraska, a largely treeless plain back in the 1800's. It is a day to plant and dedicate a tree to help nature and the environment. Millions of trees are planted on this day. - Holiday Insights

As you may already be aware, trees are not always cheap. Did you know that in the month of April you can save big on trees (and other varieties of plants) when you donate blood at the St. Mary's Regional Blood Center?

Now, by donating blood, you'll be saving 40% on a single purchase at a popular Grand Junction nursery. When you donate blood at the St. Mary's Regional Blood Center in April, you'll receive a 40% off coupon for one item at Bookcliff Gardens. This offer is only good for the month of April, so time is running out.

I checked Bookcliff Garden's website, and counted a total of 143 different types of trees in stock. That's a wide selection. It appears there may actually be more varieties than that, but 143 is the number of deciduous and evergreen trees listed on the site.

Participate in 2019's Arbor Day celebration, and save a life in the process. Now is a great time to donate. It's quick, usually taking less than 30 minutes. The St. Mary's Regional Blood Center is conveniently located just off of 7th and Patterson. No appointments are needed.