Each year the School Arbor Committe organises a number of activities to encourage the love of trees in the Maltese islands. This year, on the 15th January, we attended the tree planting event held at the National Agricultural Research and Development Centre at Ghammieri. There were we planted a number of Maltese indigenous trees at an already planted woodlot which is fast becoming a small woodland.
During this activity we planted specimen of one of Malta’s rarest trees, The Christ Thorn (Paliurus spina-christii). A short talk was also given by the School Arbor Commitee Chairman to explain the role of such trees in the Maltese countryside. The parliament secretary Roderick Galdes was also present.