Saturday 18 January, 2020

Public invited to plant 500 trees in Chaguaramas on Thursday

The Ministry of Planning and Development, the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) will be planting 500 seedlings on Thursday to counter some of the effects of forest fires during the 2019 dry season.

Members of the public, Success Laventille Secondary School and various NGOs are invited to attend from 8 am at the first right off Macqueripe Road, Chaguaramas.

The seedlings include 200 cedar, 250 mahogany and 50 Marite Polar trees from the Forestry Division with more such replanting exercises planned for other affected areas across Trinidad and Tobago in the near future.

Forests and biodiversity are key to all life forms. The richer the diversity, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development and adaptive responses to new challenges such as climate change. 


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