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Arbor Month 2019: 2 000 trees planted in 2 hours in Riverside View


Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is proud of the difference it made in celebration of Arbor Day by planting 2 000 trees in 2 hours in Riverside View, Fourways, Region A.

Planting 2 000 trees in a limited time is hard physical labour and required many hands, but JCPZ employees rocked up to the site on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 and pulled it off in a great team effort.

It was extremely hot on the day and that served as motivation for the tree planters – knowing that the young trees they were planting will, in a view years’ time, provide much needed shade for the Riverside View community in summer.

The trees will also change the face of Riverside View by welcoming residents and visitors to a green area where the streets are lined with trees. Not to mention other benefits trees provide, like absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in the environment!

JCPZ thanks its employees, the community and partner Valumax for their assistance in this project, without whom the mission would not have been accomplished.

The City of Joburg kicked off Arbor Month on 1 September 2019 by accepting the Arbor City Award 2019 from the National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, and this mammoth project reconfirmed that Joburg is worthy of this prestigious award.

JCPZ planted a further 1 260 in different areas in Joburg during Arbor Month.

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