Planting a million trees one at a time
Western Pocono Lions adding their muscle to the international tree planting service project in Eldred Township are, from left, Jon Evans, Lions President Charles Rush, Herman Green and PDG Bob Argot and Mary Jane Lucrezi, photographer. Jeff Hinton joined the activity at other sites.
Lions Clubs International President, Dr. Wing-Kun Tam Hong Kong, China, hopes world Lions will plant a million trees. That means planting approximately one tree for every member.
The Western Pocono Lions Club has taken that project to heart and has already planted trees at five local townships, including Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Polk and Ross. The club has also planted one at the Western Pocono Community Library.
It is the Lions International President's major project, explains Western Pocono Lions Club President Charles Rush of Saylorsburg. He thought the project "was very easy to do."
Club Lions lending their time and energy to the club project include Rush, as well as fellow club Lions PDG Bob Argot, Jon Evans, Jeff Hinton, Herman Green and Mary Jane Lucrezi.
Lion Rush says the club has already received thanks from all the entities which have received the trees, including 6 blue spruce and one red maple. In fact, the club has just received an invitation from the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville to attend a placing of the Lions Club name on the library's "Campaign for the Future" plaque, which will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8
"It's a nice legacy for the Lions," says PDG Argot of the service project. It shows support for the townships which have supported the Lions.
Both Rush and Argot say that the Lions found various types of soil in their hand-dug holes, including one with a huge rock, as they did the tree planting.
What is the legacy of the trees? Shelter and rest for the animals, oxygen for all, foods for some and beauty through the seasons as the trees prosper and grow.