Map of major planting areas of the shelterbelt project from 1934-1942U.S. Forest Service - The Forest Service: Fighting for Public Lands by Gerald W. Williams
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.
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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