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PIA Press Release
2006/10/09

20,000 seedlings planted in Baguio tree planting festival

by Alfe SJ. Tulagan

Baguio City (9 October) -- More than 20,000 seedlings have been planted by participating government and non-government units in the city four months ago after the launching of the tree planting festival here.

Architect Josephine Chan, officer-in-charge of the City Environment and Parks Management Office, said during the Baguio Regreening Movement meeting that there are 12,737 seedlings planted by cooperators/adopters and 7,590 seedlings by individual cooperators since its launching last June 3.

This number of planted seedlings plus those under the Green Philippine Highway project made the Cordillera region third in the most number of planted seedlings nationwide.

Seedlings vary into species as there are Benguet pine tree, eucalyptos, agoho, alnus, African tulip, bottle brush, cork tree, guava, calamansi, ponkan, bayog seedlings, among others planted in the different areas suggested by the forest guards of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

"We only plant seedlings in the areas suggested by the forest guards," Chan said as the issue of planting seedlings anywhere arose just to have an adopted area to plant these seedlings.

On the other hand, there are 17 groups from the academe, religious sector, media, government agencies and private companies who adopted portions of the Busol Watershed.

They also monitored that almost 80% of the total seedlings planted show signs of survival with the help of continuous rains in the afternoon. Participants from the University of Baguio also started their weeding activity at their planting site.

However, there are problems encountered such as expansion of land clearing/excavation purposely for vegetable and flower gardens, and the pasturing of horses inside the watershed during the night causing damages to planted seedlings.

It was also urged during the BRM meeting to study what happen to other watersheds in Baguio. Accordingly, there are about eight to nine watersheds in Baguio but it seems that only the Busol watershed is being centered.

La Trinidad mayor Nestor Fongwan commended Baguio officials for the tree planting ordinance saying that this should be emulated. (PIA-CAR) [top]

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