Today we’re celebrating Arbor Day on our blog with some wonderful photos from the LCHS collection that showcase how much we value our trees!
Arbor Day began in Nebraska in 1872 and was quickly adopted by Idahoans, who have much to celebrate on the last Friday of April each year. Trees are among the state’s most valuable renewable resources, and here in Latah County, the harvesting of timber played a major role in the area’s economic and social development. In celebrating Arbor Day, we recognize the importance of responsible harvesting and the absolute necessity of planting new trees to replenish our forests. To learn more about why and how Idahoans celebrate Arbor Day, check out the state’s official site here.