The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission recently approved seven applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees.

Successful applicants and proposed locations were: City of Star City, Star City Veterans Park; City of Horatio, Horatio Cemetery; City of Hazen, Hazen City Park; City of Hot Springs, Downtown Hot Springs Veterans Memorial; City of Norman, Norman Town Square; Logan County, Logan County Courthouse, Booneville; and City of Melbourne, Veterans Memorial Wall, Melbourne.

Officials want to place a WWI Memorial Tree in each of Arkansas’ 75 counties before the centennial observance of the Great War concludes at the end of 2018.

To serve as a partner for placement of a WWI Memorial Tree, potential partners should complete an application at The trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with one set aside for each county.