Arbour month, celebrated by DAERL

Arbour month, celebrated throughout the month of September , is this year celebrated under the theme " Forests and Health". The Northern Cape provincial department of  Department Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform alongside the national body of this department emphasizes the vital connection  between the well-being of individuals and that of the environment. The department says it is embarking on a campaign to protect indigenous trees and plants, help prevent veld fires, plant trees to green communities and combat climate change. The department further says trees matter as they are the lungs of the planet, purifying the air we breathe, providing habitat for wildlife, and offering countless benefits to individuals.

Journalist: Rene Julies

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