April 14, 2024
PROTECTING THE TREES — Planting season may be over this year but it does not mean the end of forest protection activities. The City Environment and Parks Management Office said schools, organizations, and groups may still proceed with their environmental activities as the city’s forest and tree maintenance program is on year round. For scheduling and coordination, groups may get in touch with the CEPMO Forestry Division at 0910-532-8139. — Art Tibaldo

The season of planting this year may be over but it does not mean forest protection activities have also ended.

The City Environment and Parks Management Office (Cepmo) said schools, organizations, and groups may still proceed with their environmental activities as the city’s forest and tree maintenance program is year-round.

Cepmo Forestry Division Head Floro Bastian said that in lieu of tree planting activities which is only done during the wet season, groups may engage in tree tending and ring weeding sessions to care for the seedlings planted earlier.

Cepmo Asst. Department Head Marivic Empizo said 12,850 tree seedlings had been planted in various tree planting activities coordinated with their office.

For scheduling and coordination, groups may get in touch with the Cepmo Forestry Division at 0910-532-8139. – Aileen P. Refuerzo