The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has highlighted the importance of protecting trees, plants and greenery as a dominant popular culture.

Iran Press/Iran newsAyatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks on Wednesday when he was participating in a special event on the occasion of the National Arbor Day by planting two young trees.

He said all should try to protect the forests and meadows at the same time that the supervisory bodies like the judiciary tries to do their best to prevent destruction of forests, Iran Press reported.

Ayatollah Khamenei further noted that protecting plants and green life should be promoted among the people to the point it really deserves.

Ayatollah Khamenei planted two saplings to observe the day when people all across the country come out to plant and care for trees.

The Leader added that the day indeed indicates the good tidings for the arrival of spring and the importance of protecting plants.

Referring to the damage inflicted upon the country by neglecting forests, meadows and green plants, for instance because of construction, he said that responsible organizations should strongly confront such moves and try to stop them.

On Arbor Day, individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees and many countries mark the occasion. 101/211/202