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5 reasons to get involved in Sibaya’s Arbour Week tree planting

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Devmco Group in conjunction with SAPPI will be holding a planting of 1600 endangered Pepperbark (Warburgia salutaris) trees from 1 to 7 September. The planting is open to the public and will take place daily from 9:30am to 3pm.  It’s free of charge so don’t miss this opportunity to make a collective impact for conservation.

The planting is part of the national Warburgia salutaris conservation programme initiated by SANparks in the Kruger National Park to protect wild populations of Pepperbark trees and supply plants to local communities and traditional healers. The initiative is sponsored by SAPPI and supported by ARC and SANBI.

Here are five reasons to bring your family and friends and get involved:

  • As a highly valued medicinal plant, the Warburgia salutaris has been extensively harvested and is now one of SA’s most endangered trees. The Sibaya planting will help boost numbers and increase biodiversity in the area. The trees will be protected by the Sibaya Conservation Trust.
  • Because they absorb carbon dioxide, trees help us to keep the planet cool and fight climate change. The more trees we plant the better.
  • Trees are good for mental and physical health and are proven to reduce stress and anxiety. A day out in Sibaya with its beautiful protected forest and natural surroundings will be good for the soul, especially after lockdown.
  • It will be a chance for the whole family to get some fresh air AND make a difference in one of KZN’s most sought after managed precincts.
  • As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, this is a chance to show your support for our natural environment by leaving a green legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Those who’d like to attend must please meet outside French Zulu, 2 Heleza Boulevard, FMI House, Sibaya Drive.

Book your time slot by calling 078 085 6249 or simply pop in at your convenience.


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