At the age of seven Wallace "Wah Wah" Whatley discovers trees grow faster than boys. Wah Wah posed with this tree in 1949 when it was a mere seedling one year old. This year (1952) "Wah Wah" is seven and the pine is four. This tree was planted during a campaign launched by the Opelika (Alabama) Rotary Club, to put 35,000 acres of idle Lee County land into productive forest crops. This season (1952), the club planted its three-millionth tree. Sparkplug of the campaign is Euel A. Screws, Opelika Lumberman. The club owns three mechanical planters that it makes available to small landowners at a minimal cost.
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All Images from the Opelika Rotary Tree Planting Campaign Sequence: