Rotary Club beautifies Baldwin with maples

Members of the Baldwin Rotary are beautifying Baldwin with a variety of maple trees.

Members of the Baldwin Rotary are beautifying Baldwin with a variety of maple trees.

Courtesy photo/Terri Vanias

BALDWIN — Planting trees is a gift to future generations, and members of the Baldwin Rotary Club have been generous in their endeavors to provide shade and beauty in downtown Baldwin. 

Since 2020, Rotary members have been planting trees along the Pere Marquette State Trail in downtown Baldwin, as well as replanting trees which don’t survive the harsh weather. 

Recently, Rotary members took advantage of the nice mid-fall weather to plant an additional 12 maple trees in the open space in town. 

“In coming years, the community will enjoy more than 20 maple trees of different varieties,” Baldwin Rotary Club member Terri Vanias said. 

Rotary members especially thank the Lake County Community Foundation for providing a grant of $1,875 toward the project. 

Planting trees will not only be aesthetically pleasing, but provide more shelter for birds and small animals, improve the trail, and offer a great display and variety of fall colors as the trees mature.