JUNE 12, 2013 NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY AND OBSERVANCE OF THE ARBOR DAY ACT OF 2012

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              June 12, 2013, The National Tree Planting Day was highlighted with simultaneous program and tree planting activities at various municipalities/barangays in the region. The regional launching program of the Barangay Forest Program (BFP) was conducted at the municipality of Pugo, La Union which immediately followed by tree planting activities at barangays Ambalite, Cares, Duplas, Ambangonan, and Palina.  DENR Regional Officials with municipal and barangay LGUs spearheaded the event.

          A total of 82,858 seedlings of various species were planted in 114.753 hectares of BFP sites regionwide, with the overwhelming participation of LGUs, other agencies, government employees, people’s organizations, private entities, and students.

          Other provinces also mobilized their BFP counterparts;. in Pangasinan , a total of 1,382 persons planted a total of 14,485 seedlings in 28.093 hectares; in La Union , 561 people planted a total of 5,443 seedlings  in 13.58 hectares ; in Ilocos Sur - 1,191 people planted  47,565 seedlings  at 43.8 hectares and ; in Ilocos Norte: 15,365 seedlings planted in 29.28 hectares at 29  BFP sites.