Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has lauded the dedication of the Dolphin Head forest reserve to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) stating that he hopes it will provide the necessary call to action to all citizens to prevent any further loss of forest cover and biodiversity.
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In light of predictions for an active hurricane season, the Forestry Department is urging persons to inspect trees around their properties to ensure that they are able to withstand high winds and to employ the correct methods in pruning trees where necessary.
Silviculturist at the Forestry Department, Mr. Lawrence Nelson, is urging the public, especially those in the urban areas where trees may be growing close to buildings and houses, to begin pruning their trees now.
The Forestry Department has distributed over 17,700 seedlings in observation of Labour Day 2017 and is urging persons who have planted trees as part of their Labour Day projects to be vigilant in taking care of them.
CEO & Conservator of Forests, Ms. Marilyn Headley, commends individuals and organizations that included tree planting in their projects but is reminding persons that it is only part of the process.
Two men have been fined after they were found guilty of operating without a sawmill licence when they appeared in the Hanover Parish Court, on Tuesday, April 18.
Alrick Grant of a Lucea address was charged with trading in locally produced lumber without a licence and Prince Phillips, also of a Lucea address, was charged with storing locally produced lumber without a licence. Both men have been fined $10,000 each or will serve ten months imprisonment in default of payment.