30 tree varieties in Baguio City pruned in preparation for typhoon season

BAGUIO CITY — At least 30 tree varieties have been pruned in this city in preparation for the upcoming typhoon season.

Beatriz Gajete of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) said Wednesday that the tree pruning activities have been completed at Burnham Park, Rizal Park and the Baguio City Hall grounds.

Gajete said around 30 Pink Shower, Bottle Brush, Agoho and African Tulip trees were pruned in the areas.

In 2015, Gajete said significant number of trees in Baguio City fell during the onslaught of typhoons.

“We have to prepare for any possible similar circumstances that may occur this typhoon season,” Gajete said.

Gajete said will continue its tree management and improvement program to replace the trees damaged by the recent typhoons.

The CEPMO is pushing for a greener environment in Baguio City in compliance with the National Greening Program (NGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The city hall employees have joined the CEPMO’s greening activities including tree planting from June to August. PNA/ northboundasia.com