FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a native tree?

A tree is considered to be native when it naturally grows in the area.

What is the significance of native trees?

Native trees are better for the environment. Since they naturally grow in the area, other plants and animals flourish around native trees. Their roots grow deeper in the soil too which helps arrest soil erosion.

What is your seedling survival rate?

We can guarantee an 80% seedling survival rate. We are proud to say though, that our recent projects have averaged a survival rate of above 90%.

How do we partner for tree growing projects?

For partnerships and CSR projects, you can contact us here.

I am a landowner. How can I be a part of your program?

You can reach out to us here. If you don't have an email address, you can send us a message through our Facebook page here.

How can we contribute to tree growing?

You can help us create a positive impact to the environment and local communities by donating or connecting us with you group or company. Rest assured 100% of your donation will go to our tree growing programs.

Do you accept volunteers?

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Where are your planting sites?

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Can we visit your planting site?

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Can we visit your native tree nursery?

Yes, you can! Feel free to drop by our nursery on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 1pm to 4pm. The nursery is located at Sitio Roosevelt, Busay, Cebu City. Our caretaker will be there to assist you.

Can we buy seedlings?

Yes. You can refer to our price list here. For orders of x seedlings and above, advanced notice is required. You can contact us here.

How do you choose the right tree to plant?

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How do you plant and nurture a seedling?

Planting
1. Clear the area where you want to plant your seedling with unwanted weeds and debris. Make sure that a one-meter radius is kept free from other vegetation.
2. Dig a plant hole with dimensions of at least 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm.
3. Plant the seedling at proper depth. The root collar should be at level with or a little below the ground surface with the seedling oriented upward.
4. Fill the hole with top or garden soil and press soil firmly around the base of the seedling. In plantation making, a two-meter distance should be maintained between seedlings if planted in rows, each strip three meters away from the next.

Nurturing
1. Remove grass and other unwanted vegetation and cultivate the soil around the base of the seedling (50-centimeter radius) once in every quarter for two to three years.
2. Place mulch around the base of the seedling (maintaining the 50-centimeter radius and using cut grass, leaves, and other suitable materials as mulch base).
3. Prune the branches at most 50 percent of the crown depth, preferably during dry season, and ensure that when pruning, you do not injure the bark.
4. Remove infected or infested vegetation nearby to stop plant diseases from spreading and contaminating your seedling.
5. Monitor regularly the growth of the seedling for presence of pests and diseases.

Can we request leaf samples?

We do not give nor sell leaf samples at the moment.