PIA Press Release
Friday, January 13, 2012
Congressional District Office completes tree planting targetby Necitas G. Alconis
BASCO, Batanes, January 13 (PIA) -- The greening program implementation of the Congressional District Office (CDO) dubbed as Heritage Tree Planting Project has already completed its commitment to plant 319,000 seedlings from August to December 2011.
According to CDO greening program coordinator Edwin Abulencia, from August to November CDO planted 165,526 seedings and the remaining 153,474 seedlings were planted in December.
The seedlings were planted by the CDO casual employees who were assigned in all barangays of the six municipalities.
The CDO has prioritized watersheds in the 6 municipalities and along the national roads as tree planting sites. The group also replaced the growing trees that were affected by the widening of roads.
The national greening project coordinator said they took advantage of the rains from October to December for their tree planting activities. (TCB/NGA/PIA Batanes)