Every member all over the world has each been asked to plant a tree to transform ailing forests and boost beautiful green spaces by Earth Day 22nd April 2018.
Here in Great Britain and Ireland our members have really taken to the task by ordering hundreds of community tree packs from our friends at the Woodland Trust, over 7,000 to be more precise. Many more have been ordered from garden centres with clubs reporting orders of hundreds of trees.
President Denis Spiller, pictured above with John Tucker, Director of Woodland Creation at the Woodland Trust, said: “Rotary always steps up to a challenge and I do not doubt that we will hit the target of at least one tree per Rotary member.”
“With the valuable help of the public we will create and preserve beautiful woodlands for future generations to enjoy.”
“This is a worldwide plan to help replenish forests and, as always, Rotary is getting involved in a hands-on way through physically putting these trees safely into the ground. Rotary is committed to helping the environment with many humanitarian projects carefully designed to work alongside nature.
“I urge everyone to contact their nearest club and be involved with the great activity and enjoy a super day out with their local Rotary.”
Everyone is invited to join in planting a tree with Rotary. Find your local club and ask them when they are holding a planting day. You can also help from the warm indoors by supporting a tree-planting project.