'Ovava tree where captain cook rested in 1777 replaced to mark world environment week

A National Tree Planting Program launched in Nuku’alofa yesterday to mark the World Environment Awareness Week involved replacing the ‘Ovava tree in a place at ‘Alaki where Captain Cook rested in 1777. The original ‘ovava (Banyan tree) was no longer existed and it was regularly replaced by new ‘ovava trees. The CEO of the Disaster Management, Environment,…


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