Posted on May 07, 2018

Arbor Day 2018The Methuen Rotary Club has accepted the challenge of Rotary International President Ian Riseley to plant one new tree for each Rotarian in the club. 

The Methuen Rotary Club has accepted the challenge of Rotary International President Ian Riseley to plant one new tree for each Rotarian in the club. The challenge is intended to combat global warming and beautify local communities. Australian native Riseley explained, “Environmental issues have not featured highly on the radar of Rotary International in a corporate since 1990-91. I was keen to give Rotarians an incentive and the opportunity to show their concern for the environment.”

Local Rotary District 7930 is providing the trees at no cost to local Rotary clubs, and clubs may select from three native New England selections: Sugar Maple, White Dogwood, and Red Maple. The goal is to plant approximately 2,000 trees in the Rotary District by Arbor Day on Friday, April 27th. The Methuen Rotary Club chose to invite the Kids at the Methuen YMCA to participate.