Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Native Tree Walk in UP!

Hello. We are conducting a native tree walk in University of the Philippines Diliman Campus on Saturday July 2, 2011. Meeting place will be in front of the Oblation in Quezon Hall at exactly 9 am. Everyone is welcome to join. We will just ask for voluntary donations for the Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society.

In line with this, PNPCSI members Anthony, Ronald, Ernie and I met this afternoon to make a dry run of the proposed route. Looking at the tree covered campus, the native trees in the mapped out areas are far from each other. It was essential to time the walk at our pace to determine what to include and how many species would be covered in an alloted time of 2 hours or so. Honestly the route I prepared was tiring, but it fell a little over the target 2 hours and included as much as 50 species, not including the trees in the 100 UP trees area and the MSI plot. We will probably play it by ear if we are to shorten the proposed walk itinerary. We will see on Saturday based on the participants' pacing.

I posted here some pictures of trees and areas that we will be walking through on Saturday. Hopefully other than me as main tour guide, some other in the know people from PNPCSI will join us and give their insights and info tidbits on the native trees we will encounter. We hope to see you there, so we could show you how beautiful some of the native trees we have still remaining in the metro. Be in your most comfortable shoes so that we could tackle as much trees possible!


Andrea said...

This is great, i hope there will be a repeat performance as i have prior commitments this Saturday. I will be giving lots of cycas seedlings to Tristan Asuncion, whom i dont personally know yet. It happened that they are to be discarded already from our property in Batangas.

metscaper said...

Native cycads? Pwede ring humingi?