ILOILO – The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) postponed indefinitely the tree planting activity scheduled tomorrow, June 22, in Barangay Pangilihan, Janiuay town.
PENRO chief Atty. Arturo Cangrejo cited “the intermittent weather condition and inaccessibility of the planting area.”
The rainy season has started. Barangay Pangilihan is a remote village.
A notice or advisory would be issued once a new date for the tree planting had been determined, said Cangrejo.
Some 7,500 seedlings of forest trees and fruit-bearing trees – such as narra, cacao, jackfruit, black plum, and mahogany, among others – would have been planted tomorrow by over 1,000 volunteers from various government agencies and the private sector.
The activity would have been the provincial government’s way of marking June as Environment Month.
The capitol under Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has been consistently holding annual tree planting activities in various parts of the province since 2011 under the Action for Re-greening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (Art for CCA) program.
Cangrejo said ART for CAA also includes “mangrove reforestation” in coastal areas./PN