1 000 trees to be planted on RCL Foods’ local farms

MALALANE – To support Heritage and Arbor Month, RCL Foods’ Sugar and Milling Agriculture team planted the first of 1 000 trees on September 1.

They considered this a practical and symbolic gesture of sustainable environmental management.

Mhlati team planted 80 trees along a small stream that runs across the farm, as well as the Mhlati Farm offices and village on Friday. They specifically chose indigenous trees like figs, tamboti, bushwillow, water pear and jackalberry.

At one point the farm had to cut down an extremely large jackalberry to pave way for an irrigation system, so they decided to aid the environment by planting more trees.

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The workers were very excited to help plant the trees, and stated that trees are important and sources of oxygen and providing habitats for various organisms and animals.

The other 920 trees will be planted on RCL farms in the Komatipoort area throughout September.

Retha Nel

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