AS the rainy season is underway in the Philippines, over 15000 trees were planted in Mindanao and northern Luzon by Hedcor volunteers, including its stakeholders, partners from the local government agencies, and media practitioners.
“Seedlings have higher survival rate if planted during the rainy season,” Cranep Udan, Hedcor’s Environmental Management Officer, said.
Up the North in Luzon, 8,200 assorted tree seedlings were planted: 3,700 trees were planted in Tuba and Bineng, Benguet; 2,200 in Bakun, Benguet; 1,500 in Sabangan, Mt. Province and 1000 in Iloc,os Sur.
Down the south in Mindanao, volunteers were as proactive in reforesting the environment. A total of 7,000 seedlings were planted, where 3,500 seedlings were planted in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and another 3,500 in Davao City.
To cover a total of 5.30 hectares of land area, 200 volunteers worked together in planting falcata, narra, and durian seedlings.
“Because it is Hedcor’s purpose to drive change for a better world, it made sure that every Kabisig were on-board in every Aboitiz Tree Planting activity,” Udan said. (pr)