Arbor Day

TREES ARE SIMPLY AMAZING they clean air and water, slow climate change, ease poverty and hunger, prevent species loss, and feed the human soul. All we need to do is plant and care for them. Let’s work together to make it happen around the world.

Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin Arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. Today, the Municipality of Walvis Bay joined the rest of the world in celebrating the important role that trees play in our society.

Arbor Day was observed by planting a Syzygium Austral tree at the Municipal Head Quarters on Friday 12 October.

Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

Namibia’s first Arbor Day was celebrated on October 8, 2004. It takes place annually on the second Friday of October.

Deputy Mayor, Counselor Penelope Martin dubbed the Syzygium Austral tree as the “Queen” and encourage school learners to play an active role in planting, nurturing and caring for their own trees.

The following schools each received a Ficus tree to be planted on their school grounds in commemoration of the day:

– !Nara Primary School

– Immanuel Reuters Primary School

– Narraville Primary School

– Tutaleni Primary School

– Kuisel Primary School

– Flamingo Primary School

– Dolphin Elementary School

– Duneside High School








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