Our First Tree Planting Site at the Farm

For our first attempt at tree planting at the farm, we chose a long strip of land right by our entrance that is flanked by a big field and a path on one long end and a dry stream bed on the other long end.  It seemed like a good idea to plant there since it is near our entrance we can check up on it often. Continue reading “Our First Tree Planting Site at the Farm”

Framework Species Trees for Batangas

The right selection of tree species is critical for the reforestation to be successful.  Using the Miyawaki Method and the Framework Species Method of Dr. Elliot, the ideal tree species would meet the following criteria: Continue reading “Framework Species Trees for Batangas”

From Farm to Forest

When people think of planting trees, they usually think of either landscaping or tree farming.  Landscaping is like interior decoration, but with plants. The goal is to create beautiful surroundings using plants, natural features like rocks,water, and fish and also man-made features like fences, and buildings. Landscaping usually requires a lot of care and maintenance. Tree farming usually involves planting one species of trees for the purpose of producing lumber. In the Philippines, popular species for tree farming are fast-growing exotics such as mahogany and gemelina. Continue reading “From Farm to Forest”