Government workers and citizens participated in this year’s Arbor Day and planted hundreds of tree seedlings in 3 separate locations last Saturday organized by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo approved the participation of City Government employees to the Tree Planting Activity held at the Gawad Kalinga Housing in Barangay Talay, Purok Makugihon in Barangay Junob and Habitat 2 and 3 Creek in Barangay Bajumpandan along with workers from the national agencies, barangay officials and other stakeholders.
Among the species of seedlings planted were alopang, mahogany, narra and ficas, which will be monitored to ensure that they will become fully grown trees and expected to enrich the scenery and the health of the communities.
The annual tree planting activity is in line with the celebration of Environment Month with the theme: Aksyon Para sa Natatanging Mundo.