SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A global effort is underway by the Lions Club to increase the number of trees and the Syracuse branch took time Saturday to do their part.
The Syracuse Host Lions Club planted a tree in Onondaga Park. This comes after the club's international president called on each location to plant at least one tree with the goal of reaching one million.
Local organizers consulted with the city's arborist and learned that Onondaga Park would be the perfect spot for their tree.
Janet LaFrance, Syracuse Host Lions Club President said, “He made us aware that there was a tree here, a 150 year old willow that had been struck by lightning, and that that would be a prime spot and the type of tree would flourish here, so it would be great.”
So far, LaFrance said the Lions have planted seven million trees globally since September.