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Region 8 Trees-for-Life program focuses on mangrove and coastal areas in September

Tacloban City (September 6) -- At least 341,390 mangrove propagules will be planted in some 111.5 hectares of mangrove belts as the Trees for Life in Region 8 will focus on mangrove and coastal areas this month of September, Director Alfredo Pascual of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 8 informed.

Director Pascual through Information Officer Purificacion Daloos said that a major site already identified in Region 8 is the Biri-Larosa seascape in Northern Samar. Mangrove planting activities in this site have been set for September 21 where a total of 20,313 seedlings will be planted.

Since February, the DENR Region 8 has tapped all its 17 nurseries and some 52 nurseries being managed by local government units, including those operated by non-government organizations and private organizations, to raise some 1.25 million tree seedlings for the Tree For Life's region wide tree planting project.

On June 22, the DENR Region 8 made a soft launch of the Tree For Life at the Regional Seedling Nursery at Baras, Palo, Leyte. Employees of the DENR 8, and DENR Leyte conducted soil bagging for planting of narra seedlings that will be distributed to the Tree For Life partners.

In October, another 507,968 seedlings, about 101,594 of which are fruit-bearing trees, will be planted in some 624.74 hectares of agro forestry and fruit tree area.

Ms. Daloos said that the Manobo Tribe in Tacloban City which is a holder of the Integrated Forest Management Agreement, shall be planting about 21,500 mahogany seedlings at the project site in Barangay Bagacay, Tacloban City on October 19, 2007.

In November, urban greening is the fourth thematic area for the Tree For Life project. Some 43 hectares of open spaces in urban areas will be planted, including 302.05 kilometers of roads and highways.

In Maasin City, a 15 kilometer stretch of roadside will be planted with mahogany trees on November 22, in partnership with the local government of Maasin City. (PIA 8) [top]

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