New Trees in South Pasadena Thanks to Rotary Club

Members of the South Pasadena Rotary Club matched the purchase of 17 trees made by the City of South Pasadena and began planting them in Garfield Park

PHOTO: Courtesy Photo | | Members of the South Pasadena Rotary Club, along with family members, were busy planting trees in Garfield Park as part of a tree-planting program. From left are Dan Watson, Carol Evans, Walt Simmons, Patsy Simmons, Steve Fjeldsted, David Chen, Christine Robison, Bill Reese, Dan Evans, Graham Sellers, Marchelle Sellers, David Morales and Reda Beebe.

The Rotary Club of South Pasadena purchased 17 trees to be planted throughout the city as part of the South Pasadena Beautiful tree-planting program.

The City of South Pasadena will be matching the purchase of the trees and plant 17 more for a total of 34. 

Members of the local Rotary Club, along with family members, recently planted the first two trees in South Pasadena’s Garfield Park. They are jacaranda trees and will be dedicated in memory of Rotarians Fletcher Swan and Robert Kemp, both of whom passed away in 2017.

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Rotary International President Ian Riesley has challenged all 35,000+ Rotary Clubs worldwide to plant one tree for each member. If that happens, more than 1.1 million trees will be planted.