Governor Mitch Daniels commemorated Arbor Day in a very special way Thursday.
Daniels planted a bur oak tree on the Indiana Statehouse lawn in recognition of the holiday, which is on the last Friday in April.
The governor is reviving a decades old tradition of planting a tree on the lawn.
"We thought it was a nice custom to renew anyway, but it fits so well with the major conservation that we're making in this state," said Daniels.
Joining the governor Thursday were members of Olive Inez Downing's family. She's the poet who organized the first tree planting in 1939.