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English translation: should be "Arbor Day" - and she probably carried a tree to plant

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English term or phrase:carry the tree
English translation:should be "Arbor Day" - and she probably carried a tree to plant
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05:50 Sep 19, 2007
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Art/Literary - Other
English term or phrase: carry the tree
The matron of a brothel (the year is circa 1930) in a city by the sea praises one of her former employees:

"Look at this one here. [shows a photo of a girl] That’s Wisteria. Convicted of shoplifting four times. But I worked on her. Taught her all the finer things, and now she’s married to the President of the Salinas Forward and Upward Club. Carried the tree on Harbor Day."

I don't understand what the last sentence may refer to. Maybe the native speakers do? Many thanks!
Bogdan Honciuc
Romania
Local time: 15:56
should be "Arbor Day" - and she probably carried a tree to plant
Explanation:
Trees - The Arbor Day Foundation
This official site of the Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting
and caring for trees, our Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs, ...
www.arborday.org/

Arbor Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant
and care for trees. Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska,
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_Day

Arbor Day
Learn about the history of Arbor Day - a day to celebrate trees. Also, learn when
Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 US states.
www.arbor-day.net/
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airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 09:56
Grading comment
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4 +7should be "Arbor Day" - and she probably carried a tree to plant
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should be "Arbor Day" - and she probably carried a tree to plant


Explanation:
Trees - The Arbor Day Foundation
This official site of the Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting
and caring for trees, our Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs, ...
www.arborday.org/

Arbor Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant
and care for trees. Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska,
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_Day

Arbor Day
Learn about the history of Arbor Day - a day to celebrate trees. Also, learn when
Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 US states.
www.arbor-day.net/

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 09:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 52
Grading comment
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marie Scarano: yes, agree on all counts
40 mins
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agree  Vitaly Kisin: but it souldn't be Arbor Day although Arbor Day is meant - the way she spells it is also telltale
4 hrs
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agree  juvera: Vitaly is right, but it may be impossible to convey the allusion.
4 hrs
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agree  Sophia Finos
5 hrs
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agree  jccantrell: Probably the ONE ceremonial tree the town plants after the parade down main street.
9 hrs
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
12 hrs
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agree  Elena Aleksandrova
1 day5 hrs
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