July 19, 2024
ARBOR DAY — The simultaneous tree planting activities in two barangays in Bauko, Mountain Province on June 24 was participated by government personnel, members of the Philippine National Police, and private individuals in observance of Arbor Day and Environment Month. — PRO-CAR photo

Over 90,000 seedlings were planted nationwide during a simultaneous tree-growing activity led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in celebration of Arbor Day. 

In a release, the agency said over 200 hectares of land in 205 sites nationwide were tapped during the activity aimed at intensifying the country’s contribution to global efforts to fight climate change.

“The activity is part of the Philippines’ contribution to global efforts to reverse global warming caused by the increase in greenhouse gases due to deforestation, transportation, agriculture, burning of fossil fuels, and the manufacturing industry. It is also a major step toward re-greening the environment and promoting a healthy ecosystem,” the DENR said.

The country observes Philippine Arbor Day on June 25 every year. – PNA