It is Tree Planting Day in Dominica

A tree being planted during a previous tree-planting ceremony at Morne Bruce

Today is Tree Planting Day in Dominica and members of the public are being encouraged to plant a tree.

This activity is being organized by the Ministry for the Environment in collaboration with the Forestry and Wildlife and Parks Division.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Careen Prevost, called on the public to support the initiative.

“The plan for National Tree Planting Day, in particular, we have four forest rangers and we have targeted specific areas that we would like to do some reforestation,” Prevost said during a radio interview.

The areas which have been highlighted for tree-planting activities include Jimmit, Coulibistrie along the beachfront, Grandbay from the Pierre Charles Secondary School to the Geneva Playing Field, the Pointe Michel to Soufriere Highway, and the continuation of palm trees on Goodwill Road from S-Mart Supermarket to Pottersville Savannah.

Prevost said they’re also “wrapping up” an ongoing project at Peebles Park.

In a collaborative effort, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Agriculture are targeting the planting of five fruit trees at each secondary and primary school on the island.

 “Some schools have more land than others; some schools we will be planting more trees, but the idea is to get the students involved and have trees at the schools that the students in the next few years, will be able to utilize,” Prevost explained.

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9 Comments

  1. October 17, 2019

    Let God’s Perfect Will Be Done for His EARTH

  2. October 17, 2019

    How can I be Prime Minister?
    Can I be Prime Minister?
    Am I suppose to be home?
    Have I been gone long enough?
    Can I be Prime Minister and Minister?
    How can I serve?
    Okay Thanks Appreciate

  3. Kalinago Justice
    October 17, 2019

    Good initiative, but it should not only be observed one day in the year. Children from the very day they entered school needs to be taught about protecting the environment. They need to be taught about the importance of trees and what they mean to our lives. Every river bank, shorelines and roadways with enough land space should be planted with trees. The Ministry for the Environment together with the Ministry for Agriculture and Public Works needs to have well trained Landscapers working every day taking care of the trees and environment.

  4. October 17, 2019

    The cutting down of the trees, for whatever reasons, has highly contributed to the drying of most rivers in Dominica.

    When I saw the Layou River when I was home in 1998, it made me feel sad to see how shallow that river has become–it is unbelievable

    The trees keep the rivers healthy and the soil firmer because of their roots, there should be coconuts and palm trees all over the country–not just a particular area–the hurricanes and tropical storms would have to fight harder in destroying us.

    I hope that the initiative of tree plant will continue for as long it has to.

    One of the things that makes the sidewalks of the rural Toronto beautiful are the hedges that are well cared for; we should have those hedges everywhere around the houses of the village areas.

    • Kalinago Justice
      October 18, 2019

      :?: @eliz-a-bete; do you mean that it’s that such a long time since you’ve not been to the land you so love :?: If so, you’re really not in touch realistically with what’s going on, but choose to write out of your fingers without thinking! :?: You’re supporting blindly with head closed a one-man rogue regime based on a red piece of cloth named labar!!!

      • October 19, 2019

        @Kalinago Justice, whoever or whatever you are please don’t start with me okay. I don’t have time for childishness.

  5. Goodwill
    October 17, 2019

    VERY Good Programme to beautify the environment. But more publicity way in advance was needed for tree planting day. Also, the public needs to respect the effort and stop damaging the plants, particularly those in the half-barrels on the Roseau sidewalks. But keep up the good work.

  6. Ok
    October 17, 2019

    The name of the Permanent Secretary is Careen Prevost and Karen Prevost.

    ADMIN: Thank you. It has been corrected.

  7. dee
    October 17, 2019

    ”Pointe Michel to Soufriere highway”
    when did they build that one dere?
    I out of Dominica too long. I need to come dong for a drive up dere soon .

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