62K seeds for ‘Billion Tree’ campaign

By: PR June 11,2015 - 06:44 PM

More than 2,000 Aboitiz team members showed up last May 22 as business units from various parts of the country simultaneously planted a total of 62,000 seedlings in line with the company’s commitment to plant nine million trees by 2020.

In Cebu, more than 300 volunteers planted trees in Balamban and Samboan towns, southwest Cebu.

The seedlings included lanzones, coffee, alnus, Benguet pine, avocado, mahogany, black berry, betel nut, guava, santol, pomelo, star apple, jack fruit, forest trees, tipolo, mangroves, cacao, guyabano, eba, kamansi, narra, durian, rambutan, mangosteen, auri, mangium, molave and falcata.

In Luzon, nearly 700 team members planted 6,000 lanzones trees in sitio Bungahan, barangay  Limao in Laguna.

Another 500 team members contributed to the greening of Benguet, Mountain Province, Ilocos Sur, Tiwi, and Tarlac.

In Mindanao, nearly 600 team members planted trees in their host communities in Bukidnon, Davao, Compostela Valley, Agusan del Norte, and Iligan City.

Each tree planted in the area will contribute to the Makiling-Banahaw Watershed Area, which irrigates major farmlands and supports water utilities that serve Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

“Through this activity, we are living out our core value of responsibility by caring for the environment and affirming the Aboitiz Group’s commitment to help sustain our country’s ecological balance over the long term,” said Aboitiz Equity Ventures President and CEO Erramon Aboitiz.

This initiative under the A-Park Program, which was forged back in 2010, is in line with the United Nations Environment Program’s “Billion Tree Campaign.” Since then, Aboitiz team members have been planting trees in their respective host communities.

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