This is what I found on TheHill.com:

More than 1,000 trees have been planted in parks across Michigan in recent months as part of the state’s “Happy Little Trees” program, named after late painter Bob Ross’s famous catchphrase.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has teamed up with Bob Ross Inc. for the program, which the department says was inspired by its state parks system’s centennial anniversary year.

The effort, which was previously known as the state’s “prison grow” program prior to the partnership, enlists volunteers to collect seeds from healthy trees that are at risk in parks across the state, according to a website for the program.

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