Why your tree planting isn’t helping the Philippine environment

Perhaps DENR Secretary Gina Lopez should look into this more closely.

Feeling Environmentalist

Planning to join a tree planting event?

Hold up, you might be doing more harm than good.

Native seedling in germination Do the trees you plant actually help nature? It depends.

As far as helping nature goes, “Plant a tree” probably rules the Top 10 list of things you can do for nature, beating out “Recycle” and “Don’t litter.”

And for good reason.

I’ve been taught since I was a kid, and you probably were too, that trees create oxygen, store water, house wildlife, and that planting a tree does a whole lot of good in the world.

It does, but too bad they never taught us how to do it the right way.

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