Arbor Month – National Trees of the Year 2017

SEPTEMBER IS ARBOR MONTH 1 September: Arbor Day | 1-7 September: Arbor Week  Arbor Day was first celebrated in South Africa in 1983. Since its extension to National Arbor Week in 1999, National Arbor Week is celebrated every year during the first week of September. As the custodian of forestry in South Africa, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is responsible for the campaign. Arbor Week serves as a call […]

22 April: Earth Day

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to be celebrated on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, at an […]

Arbor Month – Trees of the Year 2016

Arbor Day was first celebrated in South Africa in 1983. Since its extension to National Arbor Week in 1999, National Arbor Week is celebrated every year during the first week of September. As the custodian of forestry in South Africa, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is responsible for the campaign. 1 September: Arbor Day | 1-7 September: Arbor Week | 1-30 September: Arbor Month […]