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George Municipality celebrates ARBOR WEEK – 5 – 9 September 2022

George Municipality celebrates ARBOR WEEK  – 5 – 9 September 2022

Issued by George Municipality for immediate release 26 August 2022

George Municipality: Parks & Recreation will be planting 100 trees from the 05- 09 September this year in commemoration of National Arbor Month. South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. 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. The greening plan includes planting of trees to replace the historic Oak trees that were lost due to the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle in various sections of George, as well as tree replacement of the trees removed in street avenues.

The theme for Arbor Month as declared by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment is ‘’Forests and sustainable production and consumption”. George Municipality Environmental Services: Parks and Recreation calls out all interested parties, organizations, schools etc who would like to participate by either the donation of trees, and/or in the planting of trees to indicate their availability / interest and would like further details. Please contact Ms Nosidima Vumindaba at email address or call 044 802 2900.