The first Saturday of December each year is National Tree Planting Day in Zimbabwe.This day was first set aside for tree planting in 1980, by Robert Mugabe, and has since been an
important day in our environmental calendar.
December marks the beginning of the rainy season, when tree planting is most successful. The purpose of the day is to educate the nation about the importance of natural forest and
woodland conservation, motivate people to plant and conserve trees, and finally, to create nation-wide food security.
In Zimbabwe deforestation remains the largest threat to the country’s forests.
For info on tree conservation, contact Meg
Coates Palgrave: firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information:
Forestry Commission: Godrich Mupandwa
Environmental Management Agency
email@example.com, www.ema.co.zw, (04) 305188,
305407, 305309, 305550, 0779-565707, TOLL
Junior Council City of Harare: Itai Dhedheya
Junior Town Clerk: Tinotenda Chimbindi
Miracle Missions Trust: Sharon Hook