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CSMC participates for the 2nd time in the tree planting in La Mesa EcoPark

August 16, 2019

Through the ABS-CBN foundation established by the late Ms. Gina Lopez, a tree planting challenge was initiated with the goal to collectively plant a million trees. To heed the call to action, CSMC’s Waste Management Committee organized a tree planting activity last August 16, 2019 that was attended by employees from different departments where the participants were able to plant quite a number of malapaya seedlings.

A short orientation was conducted before the tree planting about the importance of choosing endemic (native) species. The speaker recalled that past First Lady Imelda Marcos led in the planting of numerous imported seedlings in La Mesa Ecodam park in the past which ultimately resulted in toppled trees because of roots that could not grip well onto Philippine soil. This resulted in the realization that native trees should be prioritized and a nursery should be put up to fulfill increasing demands to repopulate Philippine forests.

After the activity, we trekked back to last year’s planting site to check the condition and growth of the plants. Overall, the whole activity was a great way to reconnect with Mother Earth and keep ourselves grounded amidst technological and industrial progress. Through simple actions we can all save the nation.

A short orientation was conducted before the tree planting about the importance of choosing endemic (native) species. The speaker recalled that past First Lady Imelda Marcos led in the planting of numerous imported seedlings in La Mesa Ecodam park in the past which ultimately resulted in toppled trees because of roots that could not grip well onto Philippine soil. This resulted in the realization that native trees should be prioritized and a nursery should be put up to fulfill increasing demands to repopulate Philippine forests.

After the activity, we trekked back to last year’s planting site to check the condition and growth of the plants. Overall, the whole activity was a great way to reconnect with Mother Earth and keep ourselves grounded amidst technological and industrial progress. Through simple actions we can all save the nation.