WORLD ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
The Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs held World Arbor day celebration at Nthute Primary school in Bethlehem. Learners around Bethlehem and Clarens attended the celebration to learn more about the importance of trees.
September is also heritage month and as we celebrate Arbor Week, the department 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.