According to Cagayan Valley environment chief Atty.
This is attributed to pressures from commercial exploitation of forests and population increase, including lifestyle and consumption pattern that put much strain on resources.
Through the executive order no. Filipinos particularly local people living in the uplands are becoming more vulnerable to the diminishing forest resources.
These people add more pressure on the natural resources, being more dependent in order for them to survive. An initiative like NGP is one way that can support a greener Philippines through rehabilitation and management of public forest lands.
Tayabasan subwatershed in San Jose, Antipolo City in Rizal province is one of the target sites to be restored by native trees. One of the strategies of NGP is to harmonize initiatives not only by the government but also the non-government organizations and private agencies working towards conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources.
To make this project a success, PFEC sees community involvement for a worthy development activity. A two-day practical training that aimed the organization to become equipped in the production of 30, seedlings that will be taken cared of in the community nursery.
Ramilo, the training on nursery establishment and wildlings collection was successfully completed last June We cannot afford any delay at this point for we need to raise 30, seedlings of native trees by December this year.
PFEC has a long work history with the local people particularly with the Tupai. PFEC believes that one of the keys for a more successful development activity was the synchronicity of science and local indigenous knowledge. None of the two should be taken for granted as they are both essential from planning up to the implementation of the activity.
PFEC keeps on providing the science and the organization, as the beneficiary, is responsible on applying appropriate local indigenous knowledge and practices. Under this project, the use of native trees is being promoted in restoring the biodiversity and bringing back the original forest of Tayabasan subwatershed.
Consequently while restoring the forests and biodiversity, the organization can also benefit through the sustainable utilization of forest resources as part of its alternative source of livelihood and for personal consumption. Forester Alfie Torres, as a resource speaker, demonstrates the proper handling of tree seedlings Two foresters served as resource speakers who provided the basic science and practical application in establishing community nursery and in collecting wildings in the field.
A total of 30 Dumagats were gathered in the tribal house. Of which, 21 and 9 were males and females, respectively. The module used in the training focused on the concepts and significance of forest nurseries in community development activities and one of the expected outputs of the training is the laid out community nursery.
To do so, the resource speakers gave emphasis on the criteria on nursery site selection i. To facilitate the actual lay-outing in the field, part of the exercise was to draft a design of the community nursery in the manila paper. The design includes basic nursery facilities production and non-production facilities.
This is to ensure efficient production of seedlings.
Thus, it must be designed in such a way that it will allow smooth and systematic movement of worker, equipment and materials.
Carefully planned nursery will save a lot of effort, time and resources. Afterwards, actual lay-outing in the field was made and they were able to delineate the boundaries of the proposed community nursery. They were also able to identify the respective location of different offices i.
The resource speakers demonstrated the proper selection of mother trees based on the physical characteristics such as height, crown, bole and branching pattern. They emphasized that a superior mother tree must possess good qualities of the aforementioned characteristics.
Mother trees are assumed to have good quality progenies or wildlings; therefore, the organization must learn and practice the proper selection of mother trees. Basic techniques on wildlings collection was also discussed in a more assimilated manner.
They stressed that collection of wildlings is not an easy task; instead, it requires care and proper handling from place of collection to the nursery. They also emphasized that leaving some wildlings in the area should be the right practice as they would serve as the future regenerations.
Further, roots should not be damaged, as much as possible, during picking or uprooting. Leaves must be cut or lessen to reduce transpiration.
Lastly, roots must be covered during transport with proper material to prevent drying out due to sudden exposure from the immediate environment. Basic nursery practices such as preparation of potting media, potting, transplanting and proper watering were also discussed.Hits: San Fernando, Pampanga — The National Greening Program (NGP) Coordinators’ Conference gathered a total of NGP Coordinators coming from Regional Offices, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs), and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) with the objective to address all arising issues and concerns in the implementation of the.
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