DENR Bicol gives 13,500 seedlings for Valentine’s day tree planting

Heart’s Day is trees day in Legazpi City as 13,500 seedlings were planted by some 11,000 volunteers at Brgy. Pawa in this city last February 14, 2014.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales said the event will be again part of the social mobilization approach of the National Greening Program or  NGP, as well as the site, as NGP identified site.

“We will monitor these trees to ensure a high survival rate attuned to the objectives of the N-G-P, to let trees flourish again in idle and open spaces both in the upland and urban areas.” Director Gonzales said.

Dir. Gonzales lauded the local government through City Mayor Noel Rosal of its continued commitment to back the government’s urban greening effort with the eighth staging of Latad, Tanim Kahoy para SA Puso.

He said for the past eight years DENR has provided for the seedlings used in the annual Valentine’s day tree planting, which were monitored by technical personnel to assure the trees’ survival.

         DENR Bicol urged local government to pursue and support the N-G-P which targets to plant 1.5 billion trees covering 1.5 million hectares in lands of the public domain until year 2016. 

Press Release: February 14, 2014