Youths show interest in regreening program-A A +A
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- Tabuk City Youth Community Service Club members are now more involved in the city’s greening program and vowed to push their efforts in developing a one-hectare fruit tree reforestation project.
Organized for youth development and environmental preservation, the club started to plant fruit tree seedlings on its assigned reforestation site within the 52-hectare Malalao watershed, the city’s greening program site.
Councilor Antonio Bakilan, Chair of the Council Committee on Environment and founder of the youth club, said the newly inducted set of officers decided to plant fruit trees instead of mere tree planting.
Aside from the reforestation gains, the project even brings alongside benefits as source of food, he claimed.
Since its organization in December 2010, the youth club has planted and presently grows at least 10,000 trees in various sites.
The club developed its own nursery for fruit trees so supply of seedlings is ready anytime the club plans another activity to sustain the new area of its greening project.
Bakilan said the youth club established a practice to constantly visit previous planting sites to check whether the seedlings are growing. (Larry Lopez)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 21, 2012.