Vanuatu's capital Port Vila has been declared "Sandalwood City" in recognition of the oil-producing tree which is native to the country.
A ceremony has been held in Port Vila to plant sandalwood trees which are part of a a beautification project on the city's seafront.
Vanuatu's Deputy Prime Minister Edward Natapei said the seafront project, which will feature a walkway funded by New Zealand, will become the second 'Garden of Eden' when it is completed.
The planting project is a joint venture between the Department of Forests and Port Vila Municipal Council.
The project aims to promote the tree which is cultivated to produce perfume, incense and mosquito coils.