First pine tree fest opens December 17

BAGUIO CITY -- The first ever Regional Cordillera Pine Tree Festival will be held on December 17-18 at La Trinidad, Benguet, with a theme: “A celebration of the ecological, cultural, economic and social contribution of the pine tree to the region and its people.”

The festival is being sponsored mainly by a Facebook group called A Tree A Day and Cordillera Ecological Center as the implementer.

Some of the major activities of the festival are: tree planting, pine tree street parade, eco-woodecuation guided walks, pine tree concert, forum on environmental/ecological studies, ethnobotanical, economic forest resource, socio-cultural relevance of pine trees, and contest, among others. (Robin A. Dizon/Sun.Star Baguio/Sunnex)


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