In their endeavour of greening the future, the Overstrand Municipality and the local AfriForum branch planted ten sapling trees in Kleinmond as the conclusion of the organisation’s national treeplanting month campaign of September.

On Thursday 29 of last month, several AfriForum members and Overstrand Municipality officials bought trees, dug holes and planted three types of trees in and around the Kleinmond sports grounds. Milkwood, White Pear (both protected species) trees were chosen, as well as Boekenhout.

According to Thomas van Dalen, AfriForum’s provincial coordinator for the Western Cape, the organisation’s 130 branches planted more than 1100 trees all over the country in its Arbor Month.

“AfriForum encourages the community to become involved in the campaign and become part of a better,  greener future,” said Elmarie van Dalen, chair of the Overstrand branch.

“Tree-planting is a symbol of sustainable environmental management, and an important legacy to leave behind for our children. Our country is rich in biodiversity and it’s our responsibility to unite and preserve the environment. We must ensure that our natural resources are conserved,” she said.

AfriForum Overstrand chair Elmarie van Dalen, Kleinmond councillor Grant Cohen, and AfriForum’s Anton Kruger, Chris Harding and Willem Groenewald digging in.