1st Harris Tree
An important part of Paul Harris' love of mankind is told, here,
in the "The Friendship Trees of Paul Harris" inspired by
Jim Buffington of RC of Aberdeen, Mississippi, USA
The purpose of this section of our history project is to show the
growth of Rotary from the fellowship and love of one Rotarian to another.
The first tree in Paul Harris’ “Friendship Garden” was in honor of the late Walter Drummond, second secretary of Melbourne.
“..Many good will trees have been planted by Rotarians, including myself, in other cities in other countries, and many more doubtless will be planted, but the first of them all was Walter’s tree.” Paul P. Harris.
More on the Friendship Garden at RGHF’s www.comelybank.org See the Melbourne Tree Here
See the story of the “next” first tree…
Mrs. Paul (Jean) Harris is seen standing the in Friendship Garden at Comely Bank, the Harris’ Chicago home.
Another “home” tree was dedicated to Rotary Club of Bendigo, Australia.
Photos provided by Wolfgang Ziegler