Number One Shelterbelt – Willow OK

Description

The first tree of the Great Plains Shelterbelt, an Austrian pine, was planted at the Ed Curtis farm near Willow, Oklahoma, on March 18, 1935. The state forester of Oklahoma, George Phillips, did the honors.

The Great Plains Shelterbelt was designed to mitigate damage from the 1930s dust storms.

Source notes

https://southernforests.org/resources/publications/the-southern-perspective/the-southern-perspective-september-2010/update-from-the-states/the-no.-1-shelterbelt-celebrates-75-years

Wikipedia, Great Plains Shelterbelt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Plains_Shelterbelt), accessed Aug. 2022.

"Fighting the Drouth" Popular Mechanics, October 1934.

Project originally submitted by Barbara Pendleton on August 15, 2022.

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Location Info


Willow, OK 73673

Coordinates: 35.6136724, -95.958284

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