To date, the Legacy Forest farmers have planted tree seedlings and crops on a total of 279 hectares of deforested land in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.
This was one of the notable reports on the status of TYKFI’s Legacy Forest Project during the last quarter meeting of the Board of Trustees in December 2015. First, the seedling group was able to grow and nurture a total of 635, 660 seedlings. Those seedlings which were ready for planting were carefully prepared and transferred from the Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya Nursery to Carranglan, Nueva Ecija. The Carranglan team’s plantation establishment activities included baseline establishment, lay-outing, strip brushing, staking and hauling of seedlings before actual planting. After planting the seedlings in designated areas, the Legacy farmers also conducted plantation protection activities through the construction of firelines along strategic areas of the plantation and firelines along roads. They also constructed seven lookout sheds on hilltops. During the two-month planting period, the planters were able to plant 206 hectares of fuelwood and 73 hectares of timber for a total of 279 hectares. Wood species were ipil-ipil, narra and anchoan dilau. The farmers also planted crops like cassava to prevent forest fires. They also planted malaruhat, lipote, marang, tigang and malaikmo. The workers also constructed and maintained roads in the area and built a bunkhouse near the nursery.
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