THE City government of San Carlos, through its People's Park Management Office (PPMO), is already preparing 36 young trees to be planted within the People's Park for the creation of the Philippine Heritage Trees Site.

PPMO Head Dr. Archilles Ponferrada said Friday, April 8, that 12 types of tree seedlings, namely, Malabuho, Dao, Bogo, Almaciga, Bangkal, Kalumpit, Molave, Tindalo, Ulayan/Tu-ay, Bakan, Anonang, and Bani, were given by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the project.

He said the Philippine Heritage Trees Site, which is actually an advocacy, is aimed at educating the youth about the importance of trees, encouraging them to plant more, and conserving and producing more trees as part of helping the environment in coping with the threat of global warming.

Ponferrada also said that a ceremonial tree planting will be held soon after they have prepared the area where the young trees will be planted.

In the meantime, the young plants will be transferred into bigger bags to make it more stable and gain more roots before planting them permanently on the ground. (PR)