Monday, 28 November

Maintenance work of trees planted under green streets project underway

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Maintenance work of trees underway

Upon completion of the first phase of the Green Street Project which is geared towards planting of trees in the medians of roads within capital cities to beautify and improve the aesthetics of these cities, the Green Streets Project Committee, led by the Technical Director for Forestry at the Ministry, Mr. Joseph Osiakwan has on Thursday, 17th November 2022 inspected progress of work on the maintenance of trees planted.

Having inspected all three sessions of planted trees and maintenance in the medians of roads in Accra from Spanner, Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout, through Okponglo to Legon Overpass and to the UPSA junction, the team noted that 95 per cent of the trees planted survived due to constant irrigation.

Mr. Osiakwan indicated that assessment is being done to replace the trees that were shocked during transplant while naming some of the trees planted as Tabebuia, Mimosop and Tree of Life tree species.

The Green Street Project which is intended to grow same type of trees to improve the aesthetics of regional capital cities will be extended to Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and eventually to all the 16 Regional Capitals.