City of Joburg wins 2012 National Arbor City Award

Most of us already know that Joburg is the largest man-made forest, but it's now official as the City of Joburg recently won the 2012 National Arbor City Award.

The National Arbor City award is given to a city/town that has greened its areas more than other cities/towns in a province and has demonstrated excellence in landscape and environmental management.

Consider that City Parks has planted over 200 000 trees since 2010 and I think you'll agree that they're taking their role as the custodians of greening in Johannesburg seriously.

Adjudication took place in July where adjudicators were taken on a five stop tour of our parks in Joburg, namely Huddle Park Nursery, Ivory Park, a park in Cosmo City and Petrus Molefe Eco-Park in Dhlamini and Waterval Cemetery. I suggest you visit these lovely parks if you haven't yet, to see why the adjudicators made up their mind.

The award was accepted by The Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in Joburg, Councillor Chris Vondo, in Kimberly at an event to kick of Arbor Week.


For the full official press release, please visit the City Parks website:

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