GEORGE NEWS - Environmental Services officials planted 15 indigenous trees on 6 September 2019 as part of Arbour week. The park or open space in Hibiscus Street, Rosemoor was also beautified.
A section of this land was used as a dumping site. Officials also joined forces with Interwaste to create awareness and educate school learners and the public on recycling and how the use the blue and green bag programme in George.
South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. This year’s campaign was held under the theme: “Forests and Sustainable Cities”.
September is also heritage month and as we celebrate Arbor Week, the country also focuses on the country’s champion trees which include some of the oldest, largest and culturally significant trees.
These include the Sophia Town Oak Tree and the Sagole Baobab Tree in Limpopo, which are part of our heritage. National Arbor Week is an opportune time to call on all South Africans to plant indigenous trees as a practical and symbolic gesture of sustainable environmental management.
In the picture that was taken in Rosemoor are in front Marawayne Williams (Environmental Educator), Ethen Stoffels (Project Coordinator) and Grace Notshokovu (Project Coordinator). At the back are Babalo Counter (Environmental Educator) and Thembakazi Adam (Environmental Educator).
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