The Department of Environment and Natural Resources CALABARZON gears up for the Nationwide Simultaneous Tree Planting Activity on September 13, 2022. The said activity is headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and DENR.

The tree planting will serve as the Kick-Off Ceremony for DILG’s Tree Planting Project with the theme: “Buhayin ang Pangangalaga ng Kalikasan” where more than 8,000 seedlings and bamboo planting stocks are expected to be planted in the CALABARZON Region by participating Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and other volunteers. 

Meanwhile, DENR Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria, visited proposed sites in the Region for an ocular inspection such as Brgy. Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal, and Brgy. Taytay, Majayjay, Laguna in preparation for the activity. Other identified tree planting sites in CALABARZON include Trece Martirez City in Cavite, Kinalaglagan Mataas na Kahoy in Batangas, and Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Dolores, Quezon.  

Proposed site for the national level is at Brgy. Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal inside the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. “Makabuluhan po ang ating gagawing tree planting dahil ang napiling site ay dating Sanitary Landfill. Malaki po ang maitutulong ng ating pagtatanim para sa patuloy na pagrehabilitate ng site”, RED Tamoria stressed. 

The Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs and CENROs) in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon are continuously coordinating with Provincial DILG and DA counterparts for the site preparations.

For groups and organizations interested to volunteer for the activity, you may coordinate with the nearest DENR Office in your area. ###