FAIRBANKS - An Arbor Day committee in Fairbanks planned to celebrate the event by planting 50 trees in honor of 50 years of Alaska Statehood.
Arbor Day was Monday.
The Fairbanks Arbor Day Committee formed in 1983 and planted two birch trees at a transit station in downtown Fairbanks. Twenty-six years later, the trees were leafing out in the warm spring sun.
Spruce, birch and chokecherry are the most common trees planted by the group, which assists other organizations with obtaining and planting trees.