On National Tree Planting Day (Friday, October 4, 2019), a ceremony was held at the lawns of Jamaica House where the Most Honourable Prime Minister Andrew Holness officially launched the National Tree Planting Initiative (NTPI) also called the Three Million Trees in Three Years initiative. This programme will involve the planting of three million trees over three years across the island and is being led by the Forestry Department.
An undertaking of this nature is no easy feat and involves the coordination and involvement of several stakeholders to drive the execution and success. We know you may have some questions about the NTPI, so here are five things you need to know about the initiative.
If you know an organization that is interested in participating in this tree planting initiative, encourage them to get in touch with the Forestry Department at 876-618-3205 or email@example.com for details on how they can take part in the activities. In the meantime, individuals can also participate by adding tree planting to their National Labour Day projects and also doing tree planting in observance of National Tree Planting Day on the first Friday in October each year. The Forestry Department will distribute free seedlings of specific species to support your activities closer to the actual dates.
You can stay abreast of distribution information by checking the Agency's website at www.forestry.gov.jm, our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or by listening for updates in the mainstream media.