Another one for Arbor Day
We’re a little late for Earth Day, but we had to post this picture JFK drew as a young boy. Found in Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy’s personal papers, this image features a tree on a hill with the words “Plant a tree” at the bottom. JFK’s childhood signature is scribbled on the back.
Once a woodland glade bows to the bulldozer, it is lost forever. An aroused citizenry is the greatest safeguard.
135 years ago, J. Sterling Morton, a pioneer in Nebraska established a tree planting holiday called Arbor Day.
To celebrate Arbor Day today, here’s a photo of President Hoover planting a tree on the White House Lawn with the American Tree Association. More on the event from the Hoover Library. 4/21/31
Happy Arbor Day!