Over a million trees planted across Penang

Restoring the green lung: Nature Green Farm director Ong Kok Peng (right) and his guides planting a tree in conjunction with Earth Day on Penang Hill.

GEORGE TOWN: More than 1.3 million trees were planted throughout Penang in conjunction with Earth Day.

The “Planting One Million Trees Within a Day” event yesterday was organised by the Penang Governor’s Charity Foundation (Yayasan Amal Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negri Pulau Pinang) in collaboration with the office of state housing and environment committee chairman Datuk Seri Sundarajoo Somu.

Penang Hill Corporation also took part in the programme, in which it planted over 6,000 indigenous trees of various species in the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve.The remarkable feat will be submitted to the Malaysia Book of Records.

Foundation chief executive officer Datuk Seri Rozali Mohamud said the goal in doing so is to safeguard and preserve the state’s biodiversity while also working to reduce the effects of climate change.

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