Create a life that works for you
NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV By Vicky F. Jadol
EBU CITY, January 31
(PIA) -- As part of the
GREENIN Philippines Program, a
significantly reduced the number
trees in the ecosystem is to
of trees in the forests, she noted.
Cebu-based NGO, Ramon
One way to address
Aboitiz Foundation, Inc
this is to collect and
(RAFI) calls on the public
propagate seeds, which
to collect and propagate
are considered “the next
seeds to contribute to the
generation of forests,”
creation of native tree
forests in Central Visayas.
Alensonorin said that
Executive director of the
it is equally important
for people to know not
Nature at its best...
unit of the Ramon Aboitiz
only the names of the
Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Rowena
reduce carbon dioxide in the
native trees but also how to collect
the seeds and germinate them.
urgent need to replace trees cut
The scarcity of this knowledge might
down for construction purposes
For many people, they see trees
have led to the proliferation of exotic
after some parts of the country
as beneficial for building houses,
furniture, tools, and for firewood;
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tree species, such as mahogany, public.
collects seeds and wildlings (seeds
gmelina, and ipil-ipil that are now
that germinated underneath or
Producing quality trees starts from
growing in our forests,” she stated. the quality of seeds germinated.
near the mother tree) all over the
If this will continue, Alensonorin
These seeds must only come from
healthy mother trees or those trees
The nursery is also willing to
lose these animals, but also our that bear fruits and produce seeds,
receive seeds and seedlings from
highly valued trees such as narra, she said.
people who would like to donate.
lauan, and mangkono that have Germinated seeds should be nur-
According to RAFI the nursery
been valued here and abroad for
has an exising 150,000 seedlings
tured in a well-managed tree nurs-
strength. ery that provides a suitable area for
of 212 native tree species and is
“Our forests should be mainly
these seeds to grow into plantable
located in Barangay Busay, Cebu
composed of indigenous trees to
seedlings for use in reforestation
City.(mbcn/hfg/PIA-7 & RAFI)
provide food and habitat to our
initiatives, Alensonorin shared.
native animals,” she urged the
The RAFI Native Trees Nursery
WORKINGMOM February 2014
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