In celebration of Arbor Month, the City will be planting over 200 trees and 2000 spekboom, targeting communities where there is both a need for greener spaces and a shared commitment to care for the environment.
The Tree of the Year, Cape Ash, will be planted in various areas throughout the metropole.
The City’s Mayoral committee member for Community Services Zahid Badroodien says it’s important that we recognise the role that trees play in our lives.
“Trees not only provide oxygen, fruit and nuts but also extract carbon monoxide and beautify the environment and are an important link in the ecosystem. It is remarkable how a bland landscape can be immediately transformed into an inviting outdoor play area, and so many of us enjoy the beauty of leaves, shade and colour as seasons change. Learning how to preserve nature’s gifts and care for the environment is something we can all contribute to and enjoy by planting more trees and being mindful that bark stripping and littering prevents them from flourishing.”