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Threes that survived conflict

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.


First Tree (Pascall)
The Story of the Trees
Trees that survived conflict
1st Harris Tree (ComelyBank)
An Essay from Valparaiso


Trees That Need Information
Australia & New Zealand
Latin America
North America
Help us find unknown trees
Photos from the Harris Study
Rotary Peace & Friendship Monuments

"Giant Trees from little Acorns Grow"
Paul Harris, 1933,
radio address from Boston

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.

Rotary Serves in Two Wars

“Friendship trees which I have planted in Germany, Estonia, Finland, Norway, China, and Japan may have been laid low through the ravages of war but memory of them and of their purpose remains ever green. The reconstruction of Rotary throughout Europe is now being well planned and the flood of new clubs in far way nations has gained amazingly.” Paul P. Harris “My Road to Rotary” page 257 copyright Rotary International

At the right, Harris plants the Berlin tree in 1932. It was one of the few trips where his wife, Jean, did not accompany the founder of Rotary.