A total of 26,286 seedlings and propagules of various varieties of indigenous tree and mangrove species were planted by 3,662 individuals in 12 different locations all over Zamboanga Peninsula.
This was spearheaded by the regional office together with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) IX and Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) IX, its field offices from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga Sibugay, PENRO Zamboanga del Sur, PENRO Zamboanga del Norte, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Zamboanga City, CENRO Kabasalan, CENRO Imelda, CENRO Guipos, CENRO Ramon Magsaysay, CENRO Piñan, CENRO Manukan, CENRO Liloy, and CENRO Siocon and was joined by 66 various government agencies and private entities.
There were 12 strategically chosen locations for the said activity:
Palomoc, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay,
Brgy. Bulaan, Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay,
Sitio Pangulayan, Tolosa, Zamboanga City,
Maligue, Isabela City, Basilan,
Talabaan, Zamboanga City,
Baclay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur,
Upper Pulacan, Zamboanga del Sur,
Brgy. Gasa, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur,
Mt. Lab, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte,
Piao River,Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte,
Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, and
Brgy. Nonoyan and Brgy. Kauswagan, Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte.
A total of sixteen varieties were utilized for planting, such as Yakal, White Lauan, Bakan, Red Nato, Narra, Lumbayao, Giant Bamboo, Mangium, Mahogany and mangrove propagules. Most of these seedlings were propagated at the regional Modernized Mechanized Forest Nursery in Baclay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.
DENR IX, together with its partners and stakeholders, will continue to monitor the growth of these planted trees and promote tree growing activities, as well as other environmental actions to encourage everyone to participate in building a sustainable future for all of us.