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Column: The CCC was FDR’s tree army
Tom Poland
Tom Poland
If my mother didn’t like something, she’d tell you. If she liked something, you knew that too, and she liked the Civilian Conservation Corps, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Tree Army.” That arboreal moniker resulted from the CCC’s efforts to plant reees, build and improve national and state parks, prevent erosion, control flooding, and help with natural disasters.