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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, April 28, :010 1B RE(;I{DNAL Arbor 1-_1 If a tree grows in tkefo0000est They provide us with shelter, warmth and oxygen. They are a beautiful part of the environment. They can frighten, and they can inspire. This Friday, April 30, celebrates Arbor Day, in honor of the trees. Photos by Shannon Morrow For more info and photos, see page 8B. Just a twig now, this newborn cedar has great potential, but it faces challenge as it grows. This majestic old evergreen has grown tall and strong for hundreds of years to become one of the elders of the forest. Pine, fir and cedar make up the mixed conifer forests that thrive in Plumas County. A mature Ponderosa Pine bears the scars of an old fire, which cleared the way for other trees. The forest floor is blanketed with tree matter, as cones, needles and debris continually rain down from above. The part of trees we often forget about is their roots, which burrow into the earth to support massive amounts of weight.