Agriculture Minister participates in Tree Planting for 200th Birthday of the Queen’s Park Savannah

‘Tree planting is an important investment – the value and rewards that [future generations] will see hundreds of years from now’ said Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries at a Tree Planting at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

The Minister joined the Citizens for Conservation on Saturday 19th August for the Ceremony, which was part of the 200th Birthday Celebration of the Queen’s Park Savannah. He also called on citizens to ‘do the right thing’ by exercising care when using the Queen’s Park Savannah and other public facilities across the country ‘for us all to enjoy’.

The Agriculture Minister was joined at the Tree Planting by His Worship the Mayor of Port of Spain, Alderman Joel Martinez; His Excellency Arend Biesebroek, Head of the EU Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago; and His Excellency Shri Biswadip Dey, High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago.

The event included the planting of fifty (50) trees and the distribution of one hundred and fifty trees (150) – two hundred (200) plants that represent the 200th Anniversary. The Agriculture Minister planted a baobab tree, whilst the Mayor planted a palm tree; among the other trees planted were african tulip, oliviere, yellow and pink poui, blood wood, purple heart, king of flowers, caimite, golden showers, flambouyant, teak, saaman, bauhinia, balata, crappo, cassia multijuga and chennette.

The activity formed part of a series of events planned to celebrate the Savannah and to raise awareness of the significance of this green space.

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