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COVID keeps students from annual tree planting

Havre celebrates 30 years as Tree City USA


Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Mayor Tim Solomon helps plant a Bur oak tree at Optimist Park Wednesday morning. The city planted 30 trees at parks across town to celebrate its 30th year as a Tree City USA member.

In honor of Arbor Day and to celebrate 30 years of being a Tree City USA 30 trees were planted in Havre Wednesday. 

Havre Parks and Recreations Director Chris Inman said this is an annual event that is normally done with second-graders at Pepin Park, but due to COVID-19 the student participation was canceled. 

She said the second graders would plant their trees in milk jugs, grow them, plant them and then it was their choice, once the trees got big enough, if they wanted to donate them back to the city.

"I enjoy this event because it teaches people the importance of trees," she said. "...

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