PENRO plants 17.3 million trees

  • May 11, 2017
  • Oliver T. Baccay

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, May 11 (PIA) - - Since the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP), the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) here has already planted  at least 17.3 million trees from 2011 to 2016.

 

Forester Marlon C. Agnar, PENR officer, said they were able to plant different species of trees in the 479 identified sites in the 22, 784 hectares of NGP developed areas within the province.

 

Agnar said of all the Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) here, CENRO-Alcala was able to plant 3.78 million, followed by CENRO-Aparri with 3.68 million, CENRO-Sanchez Mira with 3.08 million and CENRO-Solana with 2.98 million.

 

He said the PENRO Sub-Office was able to plant 3.79 million seedlings in the span of six years.

 

“We continuously monitor the survival rate of the planted trees. It is nice to note that some of our trees are now on its flowering stage,” Agnar said.

 

He also added that in the duration of the NGP, they were able to forge partnership agreements with 5, 872 peoples’ organizations in the province who also the beneficiaries of the project.

 

He said in the next few years, beneficiaries are expected to benefit  more from the project. (ALM/OTB/PIA-Cagayan)


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