Mthatha Diocesan Servers (ASIA) held their 12th annual conference at St Matthews Parish, KwaLindile from the 27th -29th of April 2017. It was in this conference where Mr White addressed servers about the importance of tree planting. He explained the importance of trees in our lives as follows.
- Trees purify the air we breathe (during photosynthesis) by taking in carbon dioxide given out by animals and giving out oxygen needed by people.
- Trees prevent soil erosion.
- Trees beautify the areas we live in like schools, churches, homes, parks etc.
- Some trees are used for medical purposes.
In his address he urged servers to ensure that trees are planted in the parishes, homes and schools. On the same day four trees were planted at the hosting parish. Trees planted were blessed by clergy led by the Diocesan Servers Chaplain, Revd Canon Puza.