CDC aims to plant 1,000 trees in Clark this year

CLARK FREEPORT – To preserve the lush green environment inside this Freeport, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is aiming to plant some 1,000 trees in different areas here until the end of September this year.

It has always been the mandate of the state-owned firm to protect, preserve and propagate trees in different non-buildable areas inside this Freeport.

During the recent celebration of the Philippine Arbor Day 2020 on June 25, the CDC, through its Environmental Permits Division (EPD) led by its manager Engr. Rogelio M. Magat, initially planted 50 indigenous trees along the stretch of the Creekside Road.

Fifty seedlings including that of Narra, Lauan, Ipil, Molave and Banaba which can grow up to seven feet high or even higher, will be planted every week until the target is realized during the rainy season, Magat said.

The landscape along Creekside road already houses around 2,000 full grown and maturing trees of various species such as Bauhinia, Mahogany, Agoho, Eucalyptus, and Yellow Bells.

The CDC annually commemorates Philippine Arbor Day, which seeks to promote a healthier ecosystem in Clark through the rehabilitation and re-greening of its environment.

For more than two decades, tree planting has been a continuing project of EPD’s Clark Tree Heritage Program under its Urban Forestry Unit headed by Vivencio David, Jr.

Currently, CDC is conducting an inventory of the different species of trees which are being preserved and maintained by the state firm.

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