City to count trees for our own health

2018-09-13 06:00

September is Arbour Month, which focuses on trees, and the City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department is doing a census to see whether or not Cape Town can be classified as an urban forest.

In a press release, the City of Cape Town says it is planning a count of all trees in the city and that this will help them determine how many more trees need to be planted to help offset the city’s carbon emissions.

Even as Cape Town faces threats of drought, ongoing development, lack of knowledge about the benefits of trees, and the illegal harvesting of trees and bark, these threats have not kept the City from moving towards the goal of trying to make Cape Town a green city, says JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security.

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