Tree planting is the process of transplanting tree seedlings, generally for forestry, land reclamation, or landscaping purposes. It differs from the transplantation of larger trees in arboriculture, and from the lower cost but slower and less reliable distribution of tree seeds. As El Niño continues to plague the City of Bogo, major underground water sources are drying up and giving the Bogohanons drought as its byproduct. Thus, contributes and leads to a wider scale of the water crisis in the City.
On June 27, 2020, the Bogo Water District conducted its annual Tree Planting Activity at the site of the Bogo Water District watershed area at Marangog, Bogo City, Cebu. The program was participated by the BogoWD employees. Before the planting activity, Mr. Elesar Maitum, Watershed Section Head gave a short briefing and instruction on how and where to plant and followed by a prayer which was lead by Ms. Ana Marie Mirambel. Employees were also instructed to strictly observe social distancing and strictly wear their facemask during planting time.
The BogoWD employees were divided into two groups. Group 1 lead by Mr. Elesar Maitum planted 500 seedlings at the Tambo area and group 2 lead by Mr. Benjie Ochea also planted 500 seedlings along the boundary area. A total of one thousand (1000) seedlings of different species were successfully planted in the watershed area.
The Objective of BogoWD of being part of this cause is for the employees to be aware of the importance of tree planting and its impact on the protections and increasing the growth and
reproduction index of trees and wildlife in the Watershed, which will later widely contribute to protections of water sources. Indeed, small efforts make huge differences in handing over a sustainable environmental legacy to the next generation, and through tree planting, we hope that in our own little ways we can make a difference and be part of the change maybe not now but always in the future. If we were all united, surely our environment would be protected and would be even more productive…