STUDENTS, teachers and former students of Adi Cakobau School will plant dakua tree seedlings at the school grounds as part of the institution's 65th birthday celebration.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) gave 100 dakua seedlings to the ACS Old Girls Association for the tree planting event that will take place on September 28.
Dakua, also known as Pacific Kauri, is a tree species native to Fiji, and is known for its high quality timber and resin, according to SPC agroforestry technician Vinesh Prasad.
Mr Prasad said the ACS grounds were already home to many dakua trees, which were planted during the early days of the school.
SPC forest genetic resources officer Cenon Padolina said the SPC's Land Resources Division continued to support indigenous species that had economic, social and cultural value.
"We hope that the old girls' initiative in planting the trees will help conserve the school grounds and they will give pleasure to ACS students for many years to come."
Mr Prasad said the division remained committed to the promotion, conservation and sustainable management of Pacific agricultural and forestry resources.