It looks like Gozo is getting even greener.
Malta’s prettier little sister has raised the bar yet again by planting more trees.
Pupils from Ghajnsielem Primary School got their hands dirty by helping to plant more than 150 indigenous trees and saplings in a bare field at Ta’ Passi.
It’s the same area where the live nativity exhibition ‘Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem’ takes place every Christmas.
Ghajnsielem’s mayor Kevin Cauchi and a number of green-fingered council workers were also on hand to help the children get stuck in.
Trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife.
In a statement, Ghajnsielem Local Council said: ‘The aim is to enhance this beautiful field with trees while reducing air pollution from Mgarr Road.
‘A big thanks to the Ministry of Gozo for choosing this area for the World Arbor Day ceremony and for the provision of trees.’
It’s early days, but we’re already looking fotrward to seeing a lush, green area for everyone to enjoy in the future.