2007 Trees for Life

Press Release: Trees for Life (July 18, 2007)

Live beyond your lifetime.
Plant a tree.

Tree Adoption ceremonies will be held at the La Mesa Dam Eco Park on July 18, beginning at 8:30 in the morning. During this time, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Secretary Angelo Reyes of the DENR will accept the commitments of various groups and individuals who have signified their desire to plant and nurture tree seedlings in designated areas throughout the country. ‘Adoption Papers’ for the required number of ‘baby trees’ will be given to these adopting ‘tree parents’ by the President. The ‘baby trees’ will be drawn from the nurseries of the DENR and other cooperating organizations.

TREES FOR LIFE: 20 M SEEDLINGS FOR PLANTING

A Joint Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Green Army

The Trees for Life: 20 million Seedlings for Planting project was launched on June 5, 2007, World Environment Day, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines by its joint proponents, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Green Army Philippines Foundation. Its object is to initiate a massive reforestation of denuded watersheds and logged-over areas all over the Philippines by planting 20 million tree seedlings between July and November of this year.

DENR to plant 20 million trees

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 : Philippine Star

In commemoration of World Environment Day yesterday, government and different civil society organizations launched an ambitious program to plant 20 million seedlings in five months.

DENR launches program to plant 20 million trees

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 : Manila Bulletin Online

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Angelo Reyes has launched a program to plant 20 million trees in an effort to restore the country’s forest cover that had been wiped out by about 13 million hectares since 1900. Read more >>

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