NYARADZO Funeral Services has donated at least 250 trees to the City of Masvingo ahead of the National Tree Planting Day on Saturday, December 3 2022.
In a statement on its Facebook Page, the City of Masvingo advised residents and stakeholders that it had received a donation of 250 trees from Nyaradzo Funeral Services under the Friends of the Environment initiative on November 22, 2022.
Nyaradzo project manager a Mr Dodzo handed over the donation to the acting director for housing and social services, Mr Mandishona and Parks superintendent, Mr Zhura.
Part of the greening shade trees, shrubs (golden Jurandas), decorative trees, fruits trees, and ornamental trees were planted at Kernen Park, islands and Rujeko Secondary School orchard.
Nyaradzo Funeral Services under the Friends of the Environment initiative is donating and planting trees around the country.
“The City is very grateful for this generous donation and it will go a long way in greening the environment in and around town. Thank you Sahwira Mukuru!” the City of Masvingo said in the statement.
In Harare, Trees for Harare and other nature lovers in the capital are on a campaign to get residents of the capital and the rest of the citizens in Zimbabwe to plant trees during this year’s National Tree Planting Day on December 3.
“This National Tree Planting Day Saturday 3 December from 6am to 1pm, buy a tree. Local nurseries will be selling trees and giving free advice to promote tree planting across Zimbabwe,” reads a pamphlet being distributed by Trees for Harare.
Hillside Park is also making plans for the National Tree Planting Day with tree planting expected to take place between 8am and 12midday. A fundraising will also be held where residents can come thorugh a buy trees for US$10 or ZWL$8 000 per tree to plant in the park. Money raised from the tree sales will be used for the Hillside Nursery’s tree planting programme.
“On this year’s National Tree Planting Day please join us with your family and plant a tree for our future generations and the community. Trees cost US$10 or ZWL$8 000 — this includes the hole dug, a tree in a sleeve, watering and care for the first two years. Trees must be pre-purchased in order to plan accordingly. Funds raised from the tree planting will go towards purchasing many thousands of pockets for the Hillside Nursery’s tree planting programme,” Hillside Park said in a statement.
Fishing and braai stands will be offer and money raised these activities will go towards the general upkeep and improvements in the ponds area.
In Harare, this year’s National Tree Planting Day comes on the backdrop of the massive cutting down of trees in the capital, which has irked residents of the city.
In September, residents expressed dismay over the wanton cutting of trees in the city’s suburbs and along the streets saying the action was insensitive to the environment.