Mindanao Times

4-K trees planted in Marilog


AROUND 4,000 trees were planted in Barangay Marahan, Marilog District and areas downstream as part of the effort of the local government to protect the environmen­t and prevent natural disasters.

The massive tree-planting activity was led by the Davao City Environmen­t and Natural Resources Office (Cenro), in line with Proclamati­on 237, declaring June of each year as Environmen­t Month.

“This activity is a big help to protect our land, especially in preventing landslide and floods. This is a very simple step in taking good care of our environmen­t,” CENRO head Marivic Reyes said.

Marilog is among the landslide-prone areas identified by the Davao City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), along with Guadalupe, Matina Crossing, and the hinterland­s of the city. These areas are being closely monitored right now.

Just this month, another landslide was monitored in Marilog due to heavy rainfall, which isolated residents of Sitio Contract, Datu Sulamay.

Reyes said planting trees is just one of the many other ways in protecting the environmen­t. There are other initiative­s such as segregatin­g wastes and disposing of them properly, which could be done at home.

“We should take good care of our environmen­t not just through tree planting since our environmen­t is very vital to each of us. Our daily lives depend on our environmen­t,” she said.

She also reminded the public that taking good care of the environmen­t should not be a once-a-year activity.

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