13 March, 2017
Husqvarna Helps Reforest South Africa with International Day of Forests (21 March 2017)
people are unaware that forests cover one third of the earth's land
mass - and that some 1.6 billion people, including more than 2,000
cultures, depend on forests for their livelihood. Probably just as many
people don't know that global deforestation continues at an alarming
rate, and that 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed annually.
Deforestation accounts for 12% to 20% of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
Also rather astonishingly, forested watersheds and wetlands supply a whopping 75% of the world's accessible freshwater.
celebration of the 2017 International Day of Forests (21 March),
world-leading producer of outdoor power products for garden, part and
Husqvarna South Africa have invited their dealers and end users to
accept the 2017 #treechallenge and join their tree-planting drive.
the world's first forest and garden group to have its greenhouse gas
emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets
pays homage to this global forest recognition day and is earnest about
doing its bit to raise awareness about the importance of all trees and
a world leader, the group is committed to playing its part in renewing
the earth's natural resources. In the spirit of this, Husqvarna has
its dealers nationwide to plant indigenous species for worthy
recipients, i.e. schools, orphanages, old age homes or other deserving
annual International Day of Forests celebrates how forests and trees
sustain and protect us. This year's theme focuses on how forests are key
the planet's supply of freshwater, which is essential for life. We want
to see more than 100 trees planted in 2017, with our dealers'
co-operation," said Jacqui Cochran, marketing manager for Husqvarna
South Africa, quoting the old Chinese proverb: "The
best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
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