As part of a global Rotary effort to plant trees in order to raise environmental awareness and combat global climate change,the Rotary Club of Hillsborough donated and planted 35 trees in The Village Green Park on Brooks Boulevard in Hillsborough..
Rotary Club of Hillsborough Marks Arbor Day by Beautifying Village Green Park with 35 Donated Trees
Hillsborough, N.J. April 25, 2018…   Responding to a call to action from current Rotary International President, Ian H.S. Riseley, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough recently joined numerous other Rotary Clubs around the world in planting trees to help raise environmental awareness and contribute to efforts to combat global climate change. With funding from The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, Central Jersey Nurseries, under leadership of owner Vince Lipani, a long-time Rotarian, planted 35 trees lining walkways and fields at Village Green Park on Brooks Boulevard in Hillsborough.
“Our Club is always looking for new and meaningful ways in which to contribute to our community,” commented Anthony Franchini, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.  “When we were approached to join this international Rotary effort, we were more than happy to do our part in improving our local environment.”
Mr. Lipani’s team, led by Mike Teeplee, site supervisor, planted 16 Kwanzan Flowering Cherries, 9 River Birch, 4 Sycamore, 3 Pin Oaks, and 3 Red Maples along the walkways and in a future picnic area at the Village Green Park, once home to two of the Town’s early baseball and softball fields.  The trees should begin blooming almost immediately and be in full bloom for a dedication ceremony scheduled for Saturday, June 2. A permanent plaque will commemorate the Club’s gift.
In his address to Rotary Clubs around the world, Rotary International President Riseley stated that “It is my hope that by planting trees, Rotarians will renew their interest in, and attention to, an issue that we must put back on the Rotary agenda: the state of our planet.”