“We are looking for places in need of young trees in the Tri-Cities area,” said Bill Swano, chairman of the club’s tree committee. “Bike paths, parks, churches or school grounds — anyplace where we can replenish trees for our community.”
The club has so far identified locations for about 500 trees, which is short of its goal of 2,000. The goal of the Lions Club International goal is to plant 1 million trees, Swano said.
Boy Scout Troop 246 will assist the Lions Club in the local planting effort around Arbor Day in early April. Volunteers will pay, deliver and plant the trees.
“We are getting close to our order deadline, so we are appealing to members of the community to step forward and find places of need,” Swano said.
For more information, call Swano at 616-638-5220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.