plant trees on Arbor Day
Arbor Day is a national holiday that is celebrated in Idaho on the Last Friday of April each year. It is dedicated to promoting the benefits of trees as a renewable resource. Actual dates for the celebration change according to the weather and planting projects are done when conditions are best for tree survival.
The PHS ball teams got together on April 13 to celebrate Arbor Day and plant trees on the hillside above Wimer Field. Planting trees is a great community service as well as an opportunity for groups to develop some “team building”.
This years planting covered the hillside above center field and right field. Each participant planted 20 seedlings of ponderosa pine. Funding for this activity came from the sale of the Forestry license plates which helps communities celebrate Arbor Day.
If your church, business, or club is interested in participating in an Arbor Day event contact the Idaho Department of Lands at (208) 924-5571 to schedule an event for next year.
Members of the Prairie baseball and softball teams planted trees on the hillside above the Wimer ballfields on Arbor Day. See story below. Back row left to right, Sidney Camara, Tyler Hankerson, Mike Karel, Casey Danly and Cody Schumacher. Front row: Ashley Cannon, Clark Bruno and Garret Roush. Photo provided by Clark Christiansen.