|LCHS 30-08-008: Trees along road near Harvard, Idaho. 1930s.|
Arbor Day began in Nebraska in 1872 and was quickly adopted by Idahoans, who have much to celebrate on the last Friday of April each year. Trees are among the state's most valuable renewable resources, and here in Latah County, the harvesting of timber played a major role in the area's economic and social development. In celebrating Arbor Day, we recognize the importance of responsible harvesting and the absolute necessity of planting new trees to replenish our forests. To learn more about why and how Idahoans celebrate Arbor Day, check out the state's official site here.
|LCHS 25-13-029: Leader August Mantz and 4-Hers selected plants at the 1948 tree plating day sponsored by Potlatch Forests, Inc.|
|LCHS 25-03-071: Three men 1.5 miles west of Collins, September 28, 1913.|
|LCHS 01-02-138: First tree planting, 2nd Street, part of mini-mall project. April, 1971.|
|LCHS 17-08-071: Dean Jeffers of the College of Forestry with Eleanor Roosevelt planting tree. 1930s.|