Arbor Week celebrated, children style

Grade 4 children from Parkview Senior Primary School plant river bushwillow trees at the Parkview Golf Club in celebration of Arbor Week.


Grade 4 children from Parkview Senior Primary School, along with staff members from Parkview Golf Club, got down on all fours to earmark Arbor Week on 8 and 10 September.

This was coupled with the school’s very own centenary celebrations. In South Africa, Arbor Week is celebrated in the first week of September annually.

It is an opportune time to mobilise and educate communities about the importance of planting indigenous trees as a practical and symbolic gesture towards sustainable environmental management.

In total, children aided in planting six river bushwillow trees which according to Parkview Golf Club director, James Searson, will not only enhance the overall aesthetics and playability of the golf course, but will also commemorate the community’s contribution to its preservation.

“The school and the club planted these indigenous trees not only as a gesture of sustainable environmental management but with the hope that many of the children will, in later life, become club members and remember that they planted the trees,” said Searson.

Children also enjoyed a short talk on the benefits that trees bring to the environment. “We would also like to say a special thank you to the Garden Shop and Colourful Splendour Nursery for sponsoring the trees.”


Tell us what tree you planted for Arbor Week by posting your comments on the Rosebank Killarney Facebook page

Tshepiso Mametela

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