The 2018 Fairport Harbor National Arbor Day Tree Planting Event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Arbor Day and will recognize a Lake County horticulture icon: James W. Zampini.
Zampini, a longtime Fairport Harbor resident, nursery-industry innovator and intrepid community leader, died on April 15, 2017 at age 85.
Not only did Zampini make a name for himself and his family with his contributions to Lake County Nursery in Perry Township and Upshoot, LLC in Madison Township, he was also involved with organizations including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, AmericanHort, the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association, Nursery Growers of Lake County, Ohio, North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association, Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Ohio Governor’s Commission of Agriculture and Ohio Nursery Stock Marketing Program, just to name a few.
Editor's note: Jim Zampini received a Horticulture Industry Leadership Award in July 2017 from Nursery Management magazine. Read more about him here.
Photo: provided by Maria Zampini