CLOSE to 500 trees and bamboos were planted along the roads in Jaro district, Iloilo City last week.

Mayor Jerry Treñas thanked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Western Visayas for supporting the massive greening initiatives of the City Government.

Office of Executive Assistant for Environment Armando Dayrit supervised PCG personnel in the planting of 200 tree seedlings on Pocket Forest at the banks of Jaro floodway.

Pocket Forest is a small area densely planted with native trees, shrubs and ground cover plants to create a woodland ecosystem which is expected to attract more birds.

An additional 290 ornamental bamboos were also planted along the Circumferential Road by PCG personnel. (PR)