The KHS Science Club recently commemorated the 2021 Arbor Week by planting two trees. Arbor Week in South Africa is set aside for individuals and groups to plant trees. National Arbor Week was celebrated from the 30th of August to the 5th of September 2021. It is an opportune time to call on all South Africans to plant indigenous trees as a practical and symbolic gesture of sustainable environmental management.

The first tree has been dubbed "Jeff the oxygen producer" symbolising the birth of the club at KHS and the other "Brian the shade maker". The oxygen producer will produce the energy for the club to grow and remain active, to be strong, and to fan longevity. The shade will create a safe environment for a boy child to find a home and meaning in KHS Science Club.

These plants are Celtis Africana, the white stinkwood, grown from seeds of trees planted in the 1970s in Kimberley. They are two years old and selected for their drought-resistant nature and the fact that they are indigenous to the area.

The club thanks Mr. J. Van Nierkek for donating the trees and supporting the vision to Green Kimberley Boys' High School.


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