As part of Rotary International’s commitment in 2017-18 to improve the planet’s ecosystem, La Grande Rotary planted four trees in front of the old Carnegie Library (Arts East). After a short training at La Grande Parks and Recreation, eight stalwart representatives of the La Grande Rotary Club clawed through the rocky ground between the sidewalk and the street in front of the old brick building. Filling twelve 15 gallon tubs with large rocks from each hole made space for the root ball and mulch. Rotarians were careful to plant each tree exactly 77 inches from the sidewalk! With a little water and about 10 years, this part of the world will be a bit shadier, a bit cooler, and produce a little more oxygen. Good work, Rotarians!