As the Arbor Month campaign promotes greening, especially by planting indigenous trees whose occurrence has become scarce, the concept of the trees of the year was born.
Annually, trees of the year are selected comprising of rare and common species.
According to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, the trees of the year for 2019 are:
This year Morula represents the common species and is scientifically known as the Sclerocarcya Birrea.
The Apple-leaf represents the rare species this year and is scientifically known as the Philenoptera Violacea.
Both of them are fruit trees, low maintenance, and tolerant to drought.