To mark the occasion of Arbor Day, the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana has inaugurated a new garden in Nadur dedicated to the family.
More than 4,000 trees and shrubs have been planted in Sopu Garden, which is located on the outskirts of Nadur.
This garden, which covers an area of 20 acres, is replacing an old quarry which was no longer in use and was subject to forms of abuse.
Dr Caruana said that this garden has become an investment by the Ministry for Gozo as part of the vision of Eco-Gozo, so that we have more open spaces for families, while also promoting Gozo’s natural heritage.The Minister reiterated that projects such as this “are in line with Government policy on Gozo and encourages the development of Gozo as a distinct and qualitative tourism product, by providing open spaces for families and fostering more environmental culture.”
The Ministry for Gozo has also today launched the – Adopt a Tree – initiative with a view to enhancing culture to plant more trees in suitable locations, it said.
Dr Caruana explained that this scheme will be open until Sunday, the 3rd of February, where anyone who wishes can apply for an endemic tree, so that it can be planted in gardens and other suitable locations.
The application for this scheme is accessible by clicking here.
Photographs: MGOZ/George Scerri
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