Throwback Thursday: Howard and Robert Doster with trees planted as 4-H club project July 21, 1949. Can you tell us more?
UPDATE: We were given the following update from their brother, John Doster…
These trees were planted on their family farm land on Doster Road. The trees planted were both white pine and black locust. The black locust trees were planted to eventually be used to make fence posts on the farm. The two brothers, Howard and Robert, planted the trees as a 4-H project with the hopes of selling the wood to pay for their college tuition. Note: The trees were still very small when the boys were old enough to go to college, so that plan never panned out and never made either of them a profit. The brothers have, however, shared a few laughs about the trees through the years. John Doster also let us know that eventually one of the trees grew big enough to cut down and he helped their father cut it down with a “Two-man Crosscut Saw”. Laughing he said, this was one of those experiences he wanted to enjoy only once in his lifetime”.