Greening program targets to cover 324 hectares in Camiguin

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, July 19 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office here, has now identified some 324 hectares of land to be planted with various tree species starting July to September this year. 

A total of 289 hectares of the total area to be covered is located within the Mt. Timpoong and Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument, a protected area which covers all four towns of the province, except the municipality of Guinsiliban. 

Pepe Joey Dinorog, Jr., National Greening Program (NGP) extension officer said it will be planted with indigenous tree species such as bayok, nato, lauan, molave, bagalunga, bitanghol, kalingag and narra, as well as, fruit trees like Lanzones, Caimito, and Citrus. 

The remaining 35 hectares identified, meanwhile, falls into the timberlands or the non-protected areas where activities like reforestation, agro forestry and urban greening are to be initiated, and trees like timber (falcata), fuelwood (kakawate/Ipil-ipil), coffee, cacao, bamboo, rubber, caballero, fire tree, and golden shower are to be planted. 

“About 500 trees will cover for every hectare,” Dinorog noted. 

In 2012, Camiguin posted a 211-hectare accomplishment in both upland and coastal areas or some 94,388 seedlings produced and grown in partnership the registered People’s Organizations (POs) to include Campana, Pamahawan ISF Upland Farmer’s MultiPurpose Cooperative (CAPISFUFAMCO); Pagkahiusa sa mga Gagmay nga Mag-uuma sa Alga, Inc. (PAGAMA) and San Miguel Multi Purpose Cooperative (MPC). (PIA) 

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