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Century-old trees to be cut
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

 

Three century-old Acacia trees in Sibulan have been identified as hazardous and dangerous to lives and limbs, and the municipal government recently requested the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to cut and prune theirs.

Iris Indira Requiron-Puspus, Sibulan senior administrative officer III said the town was granted permit to cut the three trees by the DENR national office that was valid for 50 days in February 2018, that it was received March 2 by the mayor’s office.

The acacia trees to be cut have a total gross volume of 28.91 cubic meters and a net volume of 20.24 cubic meters, while a fourth one, located along the roads of Poblacion and Cangmating in Sibulan, near the police station, will be pruned.

All the procedures have been undertaken, one of which is for the LGU to replace the trees to be cut with 300 seedlings of indigenous tree species to be donated to the DENR in support of the National Greening Program and climate change initiatives of the government.*JG

 

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