Oregon Trails: State’s Johnny Appleseed

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– National Arbor is on April 25th, but several states around the country celebrate on various days this month; this includes Southern Oregon. Oregon designated the second week of April for its Arbor Day celebrations. In honor of the emphasis Arbor Week places on planting and nourishing trees, Oregon Trails looks back at the life of a Southern Oregon man who may be the closest thing the state has to a “Johnny Appleseed.” His real name is Charlie Hoover, best known to thousands of local school kids as C.C. Hoover. It was his mission to make Oregon a park with trees mostly planted by school children.