Ce­me­te­ry mo­re le­a­fy

George Herald - - ARBOUR WEEK -

Ge­or­ge Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty and lo­cal schools ce­le­bra­ted Ar­bour Week with the plan­ting of 25 trees, spon­so­red by Au­re­con, at the York S­treet Ce­me­te­ry last T­hurs­day 7 Sep­tem­ber. En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vi­ces Port­fo­lio Coun­cil­lor Mar­le­ne Bar­nardt than­ked Hei­de­dal, Hi­ber­nia, Park­de­ne and Ho­ly Cross Pri­ma­ry schools for par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the e­vent and for plan­ting trees at their schools and com­mu­ni­ties.

"Trees le­a­ve a po­si­ti­ve le­ga­cy. The­se school child­ren's des­cen­dants can po­ten­ti­al­ly be­ne­fit from the trees they plant he­re and in their com­mu­ni­ties." Cl­lr Bar­nardt ap­pe­a­led to com­mu­ni­ties to ta­ke o­w­ners­hip of trees plan­ted in their neig­hbour­hoods. "I ap­pe­al to e­ver­yo­ne to ta­ke ca­re of the trees w­he­re they li­ve and work, w­het­her the trees are old, young, on pri­va­te pro­per­ty or in pu­blic spa­ces. Stop people from van­da­li­sing or ste­a­ling trees, and help us wa­ter and pro­tect them from the e­le­ments. Ca­ring for a tree is an in­ves­t­ment in the fu­tu­re," she said.

The mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty in­tends plan­ting mo­re trees at schools a­cross town and wel­co­mes any do­na­ti­ons of trees to sup­ple­ment this pro­ject.

Con­tact parks@ge­or­ge.org.za for de­tails on how to do­na­te a tree. Lar­ger trees are par­ti­cu­lar­ly wel­co­me as it im­pro­ves their chan­ces of sur­vi­val against chal­len­ges such as theft, van­da­lism and harsh we­at­her.

Ge­or­ge Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty and lo­cal schools ce­le­bra­ted Ar­bour Week with the plan­ting of 25 trees last T­hurs­day 7 Sep­tem­ber. See mo­re pho­tos at www.ge­or­ge­he­rald.com.

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