The project was arranged in Cooperation with the County Forestry Department, and participating are 4-H boys and girls, and students of various schools throughout the county, taking vocational agriculture in their respective schools.
County Forester Stewart A. Wheeler, and H. Russell Martin of Maryland, county 4-H forestry leader, and a student at the Agricultural and Technical Institute at Cobleskill, are in charge of the project, arranged for by Mr. Wills.
The youngsters received their trees on Saturday morning and were instructed by Mr. Wheeler as to the proper method of planting and caring for the small trees.
In addition to the small trees, a quantity of larger native trees will be placed in the Arboretum, which was established last year on the grounds of the County Forestry Department at Phoenix Mills.
Schools participating included Milford, Richfield Springs, Edmeston, Cherry Valley, Andrew S. Draper and Worcester.
The respective vocational agriculture teachers are, Robert Cortright, John Carter, Arthur Vrooman, James Rose, and John F. Kaltner, both for Worcester and Schenevus.