Praise the planters of treesHowdy Beaver
June 6, 2002
Praise the planters of trees
Sometimes there is something just so good to report that it makes for a good feeling just when writing the words.
In spite of our oasis the beautiful Bear Paw Mountains we really live in the midst of mostly treeless prairies that roll on endlessly from Glacier National Park clear to North Dakota. Pioneers even saw fewer trees, for most of the cottonwoods growing by rivers had been chopped down to make log houses.
Our grandmother Lucke reported that on early Fourth of July celebrations in Havre willows were cut down by the river and "planted" along t...