• 2 years ago
Categories: Nueva Vizcaya

Nueva Vizcaya gov’t to plant indigenous trees in Lower Magat eco park

Lower Magat Ecotourism Park, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya. Photo courtesy of Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Government.

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Nueva Vizcaya’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENARO) will conduct a tree-planting activity in Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park (LMET), Diadi town.

The “Plantation Establishment of Wild Food Plants for Wildlife” project aims to plant indigenous or endangered species of fruit-bearing trees in the 10-hectare forestland area, the provincial government said in a release.

The provincial government said the project will last for three years, with an estimated project cost of P1,036,957.

Barangays San Luis and Bugnay of Diadi will benefit from the project, they added.

Some 20 tree and plant species were selected for the project. These include guava, bignai, kamagong, and katmon. “These plants will attract birds with its fruits, eat the fruits and from the bird droppings, there will be a natural way to propagate seeds,” PENARO Forester Tito Tanguilig said in the release.

Further, a seedling production nursery will be established, the provincial government said.

“The LMET has the potential to become a favorite destination for recreation and relaxation, educational and scientific purposes. It also has an important biological conservation area that plays a vital role in the economy, culture, and health of the surrounding communities,” the provincial government added.

Meanwhile, the said project will be supported by SN Aboitiz Power-Magat Incorporated as part of their commitment to the local government.

In meeting on Friday, January 1, Governor Carlos Padilla and SN Aboitiz officials discussed possible coordinated projects for the province. Northernforum.net

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