Volunteers turned out in droves for the “Come with your Shovel” tree planting initiative at Apalos hill in Latsia, outside Nicosia on Saturday.
Hundreds of volunteers planted 2500 trees in a campaign supported by the Agriculture Ministry which is providing the saplings.
Yesterday’s effort is only the first step. Organisers say that a total of 50,000 trees need to be planted on Apalos Hill.
Saturday’s event, organised by Latsia Municipality and 300,000 Trees in Nicosia,is just one of a a series of tree planting events underway around the island with one being organised in Flasou today.
(Photos and Video from the Facebook page of 300,000 Trees in Nicosia)