Press Shia – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has planted saplings to mark Iran’s national Arbor Day and Natural Resources Week.

Press Shia – The Arbor Day, which is celebrated every year to promote the development and preservation of greenery across the country, inaugurates the national Natural Resources Week.


On Arbor Day, which fell on Tuesday this year, Iranian individuals, groups and environmental activists plant trees and encourage others to do so.


Planting two saplings, Ayatollah Khamenei described Arbor Day as an “auspicious tradition.”


According to Press TV, the Leader further emphasized the importance of urban vegetation, calling on authorities to prevent the loss of trees in cities.


Tehran’s greenery, in particular, should be protected from profiteers, Ayatollah Khamenei added.


Ayatollah Khamenei said the government institutions in charge should work to develop the country’s green spaces and preserve its aquifers.


“The implementation of such policy can help prevent particulate pollution and flooding,” the Leader noted.