Overstrand Municipality is celebrating International Day of Forests with the planting of 30 trees, at the Mount Pleasant cemetery.
These trees were kindly donated by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and are the first of 1 000 trees to be planted across the Overstrand.
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012. The Day celebrates all types of forests and create awareness about the importance of preserving them.
The theme for 2023 is 'Forests and health' that highlights the connection that exists between the forests and human health.