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MORE GROUPS PLANT TREES TO END PLANTING SEASON
16 September 2022 – More organizations offered helping hands in planting 5,220 more trees for the environment as planting season ends this month.
Eight groups; Teachers Camp residents, Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) batch ’84, Baguio Chapter of the Baguio Dental Association, Malcolm Square and Gabriela Silang barangays, Business Processing Giant Concentrix, a conglomeration of Knights of Columbus/Bike Scout/Kabalikat Civicom/755 Kafagway base, and Electronic Engineers of The Philippines - CAR chapter started planting on Aug. 30.
Baguio teacher’s camp residents covered their area with 1,600 various seedlings planted on Aug. 30; while BCNHS batch ‘84 added 120 seedlings to celebrate Baguio Day at Wright Park.
Gabriela Silang and Malcolm Square barangays planted 100 seedlings each at the Botanical garden and Forbes Park on Sept. 13; while the Baguio Dental Association; Baguio Benguet Chapter with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP-CAR) added 1,200 coffee seedlings at the Arboretum and Forbes Park last Sept. 15.
This Saturday, Sept. 17, the group of Knights of Columbus/Kabalikat Civicom/Bike Scout/755 Kafagway base committed to plant 1,000 seedlings at Forbes Park I and II while the association of Electronic Engineers of the Philippines plant 100 seedlings for two Saturdays, Sept. 10 and 17 at the Arboretum.
On Oct. 1, the BPO Concentrix group plants 1,000 seedlings at Busol and Buyog watersheds.
According to City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) Forester Floro Bastian, the 10,000 seedlings target planted for 2022 has been breached with an excess. The joint forces of the PDA-BC and BJMP-CAR planted 1,000 more seedlings than the originally planned 200, it was recorded.
Earlier, thirty-five Centermall employees led by their manager also planted 150 seedlings at the Arboretum.
Other groups may contact the CEPMO for planting activities, Bastian said.
All planting and environmentally-concerned activities are in celebration of the Saleng festival and awards for contests and competitions including the Green thumb conferment shall be done by the end of September, Forester Bastian further said. - JGF