“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn… Ralph Waldo Emerson”
From January to July 2016, JGSPG has distributed 69,680 tree seedlings to government agencies, schools, local government units and employees. The breakdown of distribution is as follows: 60,000 – DENR CENRO/PENRO – 60,000; 5,000 – CALABARZON Regional Development Council; 2,000 – Lobo Water District; 1,003 – Barangay Pinamucan Ibaba, Isla Verde and Concepcion Elementary School; and 1,677 – JGSPG/URCFlex/CFC.
The tree seedlings are composed of Narra, Molave, Soursop, Cashew, Jackfruit, Calamansi, Sour Orange, American Lemon, Mango, Chico and Guapple. They were cultivated from the JGSPG Mini-forest and Tree Nursery in Barangay Pinamucan Ibaba, Batangas City.
These tree seedlings were planted in watershed areas, backyards, farms and school premises. The ones donated to the CALABARZON Regional Development Council were planted in Sitio Ulupong, Barangay Sawang, Lobo, Batangas for the Arbor Day and Watershed Day of Lobo.
The tree planting activity with CALABARZON Regional Development Council was held last June 24, 2016 which were attend by 432 representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Education, Department of Interior and Local Government, Land Transportation Office, Department of Public Works and Highways, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Batangas State University, Commission on Higher Education, Department of Transportation, National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Lobo Water District and JG Summit Petrochemical Group.