The provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon participated in the Nationwide Simultaneous Tree Planting in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month this June.

More than 5,000 seedlings were planted by more than a thousand volunteers coming from various groups, agencies, institutions, and organizations in CALABARZON last June 8, 2022. Details of the tree planting activities facilitated by the Region's PENROs and CENROs are as follows:

PENRO Cavite - 400 seedlings of Cashew, Nangka, Guyabano, Narra, and Molave planted by 180 DENR employees and volunteers at Brgy. Paradahan, Tanza, Cavite

PENRO Laguna – 170 seedlings of Bitaog, Duhat, Kalamansi, Calamandarin, and Bamboo planted by 90 participants in Brgy. Maitim, Bay, Laguna

CENRO Sta. Cruz – 500 seedlings of Narra planted by 81 participants at Brgy. Magsaysay, Siniloan, Laguna

PENRO Batangas and CENRO Calaca – 300 seedlings of Bitaog planted by 80 participants at Brgy. Bucana, Nasugbu, Batangas

CENRO Lipa – 430 seedlings of Busain planted by 53 participants at Brgy. Lagadlarin, Lobo, Batangas

PENRO Rizal and Regional Office - 2,020 seedlings of Narra, Dao, Guyabano, Pili, Kamansi, Kakauate, Lumbang, and Palumaria planted by 201 volunteers at Brgy. Sto Niño, Tanay, Rizal inside Kaliwa River Forest Reserve

PENRO Quezon and CENRO Tayabas – 200 seedlings of Molave planted by 77 participants within Quezon Protected Landscape at Brgy. Silangang Malicboy, Pagbilao, Quezon; 50 seedlings of Narra planted by 15 participants at Brgy. Ibabang Palale, Tayabas City, Quezon

CENRO Real – 150 seedlings of Molave planted by 20 participants at Brgy. Maragondon, Real, Quezon; 200 seedlings of Kamagong, Lipote, and Narra planted by 73 participants at Brgy. Magsaysay, Infanta, Quezon

CENRO Calauag – 300 seedlings of Guyabano planted by 62 participants along Pipisik River, at Brgy. Butaguin, Gumaca, Quezon

CENRO Catanauan – 300 seedlings of Narra and Kalumpit planted by 95 participants along the stream bank of Brgy. Taguin-Candangal, Macalelon, Quezon

Meanwhile, continuous regreening efforts in CALABARZON are being conducted. Graduated National Greening Program sites are also promoted to be adopted by interested groups or organizations through a Memorandum of Agreement under the Tayo Ang Kalikasan Program. For those who would like to conduct a tree planting activity or adopt a graduated NGP site in CALABARZON, you may coordinate with the nearest DENR Office in your area.###