Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the leaders in greening the City of Joburg will participate in the Executive Mayor’s drive of the Accelerated 120 Days of Service Delivery in various regions in the city.
As part of JCPZ’s mandate for a greener Joburg, especially in deprived communities which lack the presence of trees, the Executive Mayor and the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development, Councillor Margaret Arnolds, will kick off the planting of 10 trees in Rabie Ridge in Greater Ivory Park, Region A on Friday, 16 April 2021 at 09h30 on Mooderfontein Road and Freedom Drive.
The Executive Mayor’s 120 Days of Service Delivery aims to prioritize areas such as Greater Ivory Park to focus on services which have a direct impact on the quality of the lives of residents in these communities. The city’s entities including Joburg Roads Agency will repair roads and potholes, Pikitup will address illegal dumping and litter, City Power will repair street lights while Joburg Water will see to leaking pipes and other related service shortfalls in the region.
With approximately 3.6 million street trees in the care of JCPZ and an estimate of 10 million trees within Joburg, residents are encouraged to look after their trees by reporting vandalism and theft.
The planting of trees not only beautifies our neighborhoods, they increase oxygen levels and act as a natural filtration of pollutants like carbon dioxide.
City Parks and Zoo continues to bridge the green divide in the City of Joburg through its tree planting campaigns in areas where they are most needed.