Lions to Plant a Million Trees:

The Branford Lions tree planting took place on Arbor Day at Foote Park. It started with a small ceremony in the upper loop section of Foote Park with Chris Woerner and several other members of the forest commission, Joe Tiskus from Foote Park, Art Baker the Branford tree warden and several lions, Ralph Fuller, Anne Fortunato, Josephine Malangone, Sal Brancato ,Toni Cartisano and Ken Krista.

 The goal of the International Lions this year is to plant a million trees around the world.  An important part of our extension of service this year is caring for our environment. 100 trees were donated to this project by the Branford Lions Club.

Why trees? It’s no secret that trees help the environment, but you may be surprised by all the benefits that planting a tree can provide. Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. They also reduce erosion to save soil, help preserve local water sources, and provide habitat for wildlife living under more and more stress. Simply put, planting trees in your neighborhood really is one of the best things you can do for the local environment.


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