Roosevelt’s tree army
In 1933, Congress created the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. More than 600,000 men served during the agency’s lifespan. The men performed many types of outdoor work, including planting an estimated three billion trees between 1933 and 1942.
National Archives, Records of the U.S. Information Agency
- Into the Woods: The First Year of the Civilian Conservation Corps
- ARC Gallery: Franklin D. Roosevelt
- ARC Gallery: Federal Employees