MABINI, DAVAO DE ORO –The 1 Million Native Trees by 2025 initiative of the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) Davao de Oro has just been launched on July 22, 2021, in Barangay Linoan, Montevista, followed by its second leg in Barangay Cadunan, Mabini on the 24th. The said initiative, which targets to plant 1 million fruit-bearing trees across the province of Davao de Oro, is led by Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy in partnership with the PLGU’s local government officials, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Nabunturan Native Trees Enthusiasts (NNTE), with the goal to protect the environment, ensure food security, mitigate climate change, conserve biodiversity, and minimize the province’s carbon footprint.

The 1 Million Native Trees by 2025 initiative is one of the environmental and natural resources protection projects that PLGU Davao de Oro has launched under the Planet cluster in Gov. Tyron Uy’s Bayanihan 4Ps+ governance model which concentrates the government’s focus on the four main “Ps” of Planet, People, Peace, and Prosperity—with Plus for good governance. This climate-sensitive innovation is a key to improve disaster resilience and decrease pollution in the province, while at the same time, the plantation of fruit-bearing trees increases food supply in the province.

PLGU Davao de Oro is currently exploring to expand its collaboration with more partners for this initiative. Gov. Tyron Uy has also coordinated with the province’s municipal local government units to involve more branches of the government and increase people’s participation in this greener Davao de Oro movement. An official tree count shall soon be released as soon as the mobilization of resources and volunteers are completed. Green and gold goes together in Davao de Oro!

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