They came-they gathered and they planted!
Members of Rotary District 7780 (Mid-Coast, Western & Southern Maine and Coastal New Hampshire) have successfully completed the installation of over 2500 sapling trees throughout the New England District.  The trees were purchased from the Arbor Day Foundation, in Lincoln, Nebraska and shipped to Freeport, Maine mid-April, just in time for “Arbor Day.”  Each of the 40 clubs in the district worked within their local communities to find the best areas to plant the trees yielding the greatest benefit. Red Maple, Sugar Maple, White Spruce and Red Oak were the varieties chosen. Several clubs in the district also partnered with local Girl and Boy Scout Troops, Interact Clubs, Nursing Homes, Schools and Organic Farms and Nurseries to ensure the best start for the saplings. “This was a wonderful project for our district to take part in,” stated Michele Bois-Gilbody, district coordinator for the project, “our clubs were energized and so excited to be involved in planting these trees-it was truly a gratifying experience.” The world is certainly a more beautiful place because of the efforts in District 7780 and in the words of Warren Buffett; “We are sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree.”