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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 54, Number 1 (2011) An Overview of Rural Forestry Tree Planting in North Dakota

An Overview of Rural Forestry Tree Planting in North Dakota

Kangas, M. Tree Planters' Notes 54(1):15-17. 2011.

North Dakota is largely a rural State with an economy that is deeply rooted in agriculture. The State’s long history of tree planting efforts dates back to the Timber Culture Act of 1873. Early settlers planted trees to provide wind protection, fuel, and food. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s had far-reaching social, economic, and environmental consequences, which accelerated tree planting programs. The most notable program was the Prairie States Forestry Project, which resulted in the planting of 217 million trees in the Great Plains. Tree planting efforts have continued throughout the State into present times.

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Author(s): Michael Kangas

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 54, Number 1 (2011)

Volume: 54

Number: 1

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