December 6, 2022

The City Environment and Parks Management Office announced the opening of tree planting activities in the city following the observance of Arbor Day last June 25 as part of the Saleng Festival celebration in the city.

Cepmo Head Rhenan Diwas said interested groups and individuals may register with their office at City Hall for coordination and scheduling until September 30, 2022.

Forester Floro Bastian said the Cepmo will provide the seedlings and assign the planting sites for the requesting groups but participants must bring their own gardening tools, trash bags, gloves and drinking water.

Bastian said they have extended the celebration of Arboy Day to every Saturday of the month until August due to the volume of groups that signified intention to conduct tree planting sessions.

Last June 25, four groups composed of 250 participants planted a total of 450 saplings at Wright Park, Forbes Park, Arboretum, and Diplomat Heritage Hill.

Participants came from the Philippine Army, National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), Baguio City National High School, Chemical Engineering Institute, and Alliance of Legally Married Police Wives or Alpha-CAR.

The Arbor Day is the highlight of the 2nd Saleng Festival, a calendar of environment-related activities to run until Septe1mber with the theme aligned with that of the 2022 World Environment Day, “Only One Earth.” – Aileen P. Refuerzo