Barangay Old Balara in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources held their second tree planting activity Saturday, headed by Barangay Captain Beda T. Torrecampo and Chairperson for environment Kagawad Marilyn Diche along Capitol Hills Drive, Quezon City.
The activity which started from Capitol Hills Drive corner Tandang Sora Avenue and ended in front of Manotok Street was attended by volunteers: teachers from Old Balara Elementary School, students from Montessori Professional College- Fairview, residents and friends. Attendance of the participant was also recorded.
DENR supplied the 200 narra and banaba tree seedlings and the planting was supervised by its representative Raymond Villar.
Kagawad Diche conducted a brief orientation on proper tree-planting procedures at its onset. She explained the planted seedlings will be monitored to assure survival.
Diche said, this is in line with President Aquino’s EO 26 which aims to plant 1.5 billion trees nationwide in six years from 2011 to 2016 also known as the National Greening Program covering about 1.5 million hectares to address climate change and resource conservation and protection.
The barangay has conducted declogging of esteros to fight dengue-carrier mosquito aedes aegypti, solid waste management such as garbage segregation and composting among others, Diche said.