RBIDZ DONATES 60 INDIGENOUS TREES AS PART OF THE ANNUAL ARBOR WEEK CAMPAIGN
South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. This year, the event was held in the Cinci, KwaMthethwa Area, Mfolozi Local Municipality. RBIDZ donated 60 indigenous trees to schools and crèches in the area. In total, more than 500 trees were planted.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), as the custodian of forestry in South Africa believe 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 campaign also aims to help increase public awareness of the 2000+ indigenous tress and has named the Common wild fig and Common bush-cherry (rare species) as the 2016 National Trees of the Year.