County official offers advice on long Havre tradition tree planting
April 18, 2002
Havre and the Hi-Line have a long tradition of planting trees to turn prairies into small belts of forest lands. Whether it be in towns or shelterbelts around farms and ranches, planting trees is very important in this part of Montana. Old-timers have said that for early day Fourth of July parades when there was not a tree growing in Havre, children would go down by the river and cut willows and "plant" them along the parade route to give the appearance of something green growing along dusty streets.
Tree planting traditions have continued through the years, with Arbor Day being one of the...