Three hundred endemic hardwood trees were planted at Sitio Tambara, Barangay San Fernando, Talisay City, on denuded portions of a 62-hectare property of the Negros Occidental provincial government, Friday, January 21.
The provincial government will start its watershed rehabilitation project at the Malogo-Imbang rivers, establish a forest and wildlife observatory and conservation center, start its bamboo plantation and develop the bamboo industry with the community as partners, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.
The project is part of the provincial government’s Safe Water Program with USAID, he added.
The trees were planted by employees of the Provincial Administration Office, Provincial Environment Management Office, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office, and Provincial Environment Natural Resources Office, representatives of the University of Saint La Salle, Tambara Settlers Association, USAID Safe Water Project, PhilBio, and Talisay City government, and Barangay San Fernando officials.
The seedlings were sourced from the nursery of PEMO and Nordson Forest Park, Diaz said.*