We Need You for April 7 Tree Planting Project

2018 has been declared “THE YEAR OF THE TREE” by our ROTARY INTERNATIONAL President IAN RISELY.  He has challenged Rotarians World Wide to plant at least one tree for every Rotary member… 1.2 million trees worldwide. This current issue of the Rotarian if full of articles and pictures supporting that initiative aimed at putting The State of Our Planet  back on the Rotary agenda.
In October, our Rotary District Governor, Judy Bush, previewed “The Year of the Tree” in her keynote address to our club. Soon thereafter YOUR Rotary Club of Evansville Officers and Board got to work.
SO HERE IS THE PLAN:
On Saturday morning , April 7th, we need you to join your fellow Rotarians at the Eykamp Scout Center.
Over 200 locations have already been flagged for planting of our trees at the Scout Center.
Over 40 native Indiana  tree varieties have been selected for the arboretum planting.
The trees are coming  from Tom Guggenheim, the Sabic chief scientist who, you may recall, addressed our Rotary Club several years ago.  He grows the trees as a hobby is Lexan tubes, creating exceptional root development for exceptional tree survival rates.
We have had expert guidance on the project from City Arborist Shawn Dickerson and Horticulturist & Rotarian J.T. McCarty of Colonial Classics Landscape and Nursury, along with Rotarian & Scout Executive John Harding.
JT will be auguring the holes a few days prior to April 7th AND he will be donating truck loads of mulch to be placed around each tree.
Now we need you, as many of you as possible, at least 30 Rotarians, for Saturday, April 7th, 8 AM. Bring your gloves, shovels, rakes, wheel barrels. The morning begins with brief training and we hope to be finished by noon. The hard work… the digging of the holes, will already be done. But proper planting is critical. It will be fun and something you won’t want to miss. So please mark your smart devices right now to save the date and reply to this email to sign up! #service above self