Gen. Nakar Tree Planting Project Report
General Nakar Information at a Glance
General Nakar is considered to be a first class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. It lies on the northern part and four-hour drive from Manila. It has a total population of approximately 24,000 people in 4,600 households.
The province has a total land area of 134,390 hectares and overwhelmingly forested. It used to be the home of the very few remaining forest reserve of the country since 95 % of the total area is within the Sierra Madre range, the longest ione in the country.
General Nakar is one of the provinces hit by landslides and flash floods by typhoons Unding, Violeta, Yoyong and Winnie last November and December 2004.
What is General Nakar Tree Nurturing Project?
The General Nakar Tree Planting Project is a continuation of the recently concluded projects: Agos River Buffer Zone, book drive and school rehabilitation and the joint-relief endeavors right after the disaster in November – December 2004.
As part of the Federation’s social responsibility, this initiative aims to have a continual collaborative effort within the municipality with a long-term substantive output results for the rehabilitation of a healthy and productive river bank and forest for the community. However, due to the catasthrophe’s vast effect on nature, the project is limited to zone that functions as an immediate protection from active bank erosion.
Long term benefits of the Project: Soil conservation, erosion control in the Agos riverbank, wildlife habitat and provision of a long-term income diversification.
Ms. Leonarda Camacho
UNESCO Commission on Science and Technology
UNESCO Man and Biosphere Philippines
Mr. Robbie Cereno
Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems-UP Los Banos (MCME-LB)
Ms. Naoko Sato
The Daily Manila Shimbum
Mr. Manny “Boy” Tecson
Channel News Asia
Local Government Unit
Honorable Hernando P. Avellaneda Sr. – Mayor
Jing Ostejeda – Municipal Environmental Officer (MENRO)
Antonio Diwa – CENRO ( Real, Infanta, Gen. Nakar, Pulilio, Bordeos, Panukulan
Addisalem S. Larindes – PG-ENRO
a) July 21-24 = 44 pax
b) July 30-31 = 24 pax
a) July 21-24 = 100 pax
b) July 30-31 = 30 pax
a) July 21 – Brgy Anoling, Binuang, Minahan Norte
b) July 22 – Brgy. Bitangan
c) July 23 – Smart Amazing Village/Gawad Kalinga Housing site
d) July 30 – Brgy. Anoling Binuang, Minahan Norte
Inventory of seedlings
a) July 21-24 = 5,000 seedlings arrived from General Romeo Tolentino of Fort Magsaysay. All were planted with the help of both MFPI and local volunteers during the 4 day operation.
– Falcatta or paper tree
– Rain tree
b) July 30 – 31 = 3,500 seedlings from General Tolentino of Fort Magsaysay. MCME-UPLB brought 170 seedlings. 500 seedlings were planted by Mfpi and local volunteers.