Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) Zamboanga del Sur together with the Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) conducted a tree growing activity in the Seed Production Area (SPA) in Barangay Tinotungan, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on January 21, 2021.
 
About 150 seedlings were planted in the area, keeping a 2x3 meter spacing to ensure the healthy growth of the seedlings. There were around 25 participants from the CYF and PENRO ZDS who joined in the activity.
 
The SPA was established in 2013 to ensure the availability of planting materials in the area. It has a population of 685 Teak trees and land area of 4.0 hectares.
 
The said tree growing activity was held as a result of the DENR IX intensified community Information and Education Campaign (IEC) on environmental awareness, conservation and protection.Photos courtesy of PENRO ZDS