Busol Watershed and Forest Reservation, located in between Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet
Busol Watershed News
In celebration of Cordillera Day, a total of 50,000 Benguet Pine seedlings were planted by the SM management and city government employees at an adopted site at the Busol watershed, last July 14, in this city.
SM City Baguio employees, together with representatives from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), local government of Baguio, and the Baguio Water District (BWD) trooped to the Busol watershed to plant some 20,000 Benguet Pine saplings as part of the company?s commitment to bring back the greenery of the city?s environment.
The 20,000 saplings that were p ...
Fond memories of old timers and travelers in this mountain resort would often involve the scent of pine trees wafting in the cool Baguio air.
But this experience has become a distant memory when pine trees are now slowly being replaced by huge, unsustainable structures in this so-called City of Pines.
Reasons for this include the expansion of communities ??" population boom and the modernization of Baguio in a bid to cater to tourists, students, and residences. Pine tree forests were slowly turned into building sites.
The old Kafagway was described as rolling grassland mostly dominate ...
Affected La Trinidad residents last week gave the go-signal to the regional office of the Department of Environment and Regional Resources in fencing forested sections of the Busol watershed within the jurisdiction of the capital town.
The residents arrived at the consensus in a meeting with DENR and local officials in barangay Ambiong on Sept. 11.
The DENR, represented by forester Marilyn Malecdan and Bartolome Dolinen, chief of the technical division of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, presented a DENR proposal to fence off a forested area in the watershed compr ...
Members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Baguio- Benguet Chapter take time off from their busy schedules on Saturday, August 15, to plant about 500 pine tree seedlings at the Busol Watershed in this mountain resort.
The activity dubbed "Oplan Broadcastreeing Project," aims to protect and sustain the green environment of the city particularly its biggest watershed that supplies 15 percent of Baguio 's water needs. This is also in support to the National Greening Program of the national government.
KBP-Baguio Benguet president and ABS CBN Baguio station man ...
More than 100 alnus tree saplings were planted by the National Service Training Program students of the University of the Cordilleras and their coordinators at a portion of the Busol Watershed recently.
UC-NSTP coordinator Danny Cong-o said the activity is part of UC's environmental advocacy wherein students and the faculties are encouraged to support, protect, and nurture the environment.
Cong-o said UC NSTP will eventually adopt the area to ensure survival of the trees they have planted.
"Through the tree planting, the NSTP students and even us, the coordinators, are brought closer ...
With smoke-belching vehicles climbing the Kennon Road slope of Camp-8 towards the Baguio General Hospital area, one can perhaps reflect on what we learned in school as the eco-system and note the importance of the patches of green within the area that serves as carbon sink that arrests pollution.
However, pollution generated in a place where forest exists is not always the case in most part of our city especially in Baguio's central business district which was once noted as among the most unhealthy places because of the amount of suspended particulates that showed an alarming rate at the f ...