Community Empowerment

Plant a Tree, Save the Environment

With summer days and scorching heat upon us, the planting of trees for shade is not a bad idea at all.

The City’s Department of Environment Resources Management is encouraging residents to observe the month of September, dubbed ‘Arbour Month’, by planting a tree in order to save the environment.

There are many environmental benefits to planting a tree, such as contributing to the fight against climate change. They also reduce soil erosion, provide shade, increase soil fertility and help absorb moisture.

Large amounts of carbon dioxide is emitted by industries and harmful carbon dioxide contributes to climate change, which remains the world biggest problem. Trees, however, help fight it by absorbing and removing it from the air and storing it while releasing oxygen.

On Friday, 25 September, the City will join hands with the community of Duduza and Rondebult to encourage them to participate in planting trees.