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There are better ways to remember a loved one

Visitors to Johannesburg Botanic Gardens were shocked to find that someone had stripped away the bark of an old cork oak tree and inserted a memorial plaque into the exposed trunk. (see the photo below for what was done)

Park officials condemned the action saying that its bare bark now exposed the tree to disease and parasites. It appealed to those wanting to remember loved ones to rather plant a tree or donate a bench in their memory. (see the post below)

If you want to find out how you can plant a tree or donate a bench, contact Sandra Viljoen at the Botanic Gardens by e-mailing her on: sviljoen@jhbcityparks.com

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