It’s that time of the year again when the arrival of spring turns our focus to the planting of trees. This year we were very fortunate because KZN Wildlife donated several Pepper bark (Warburgia salutaris) seedlings to the uShaka Sea World Outreach Programme.
The Pepper bark tree which produces berries all year round is currently listed as endangered. The tree, bark and roots are used traditionally to treat sinusitis, malaria and burns.
The school which is participating in this year’s Marine Day Competition was chosen as the recipient of these trees.
Grade 7 learners at Isihlagusabasha Primary School enjoyed learning about the importance of trees in nature and assisted with the planting of their trees. The learners pledged to nurture the young trees which thrive in both sun and semi-shade. We trust that these trees will provide much needed shade for the learners in the years to come.