News for September 2014

The distribution of seedlings to mark this year's observance of National Tree Planting Day (NTPD) has commenced at all Forestry Department nurseries and select offices across the island. 

On this the 12th observance of the day, the Agency is focusing on the role of trees in mitigating the negative effects of climate change. This year's observance is taking place under the theme: "Adapting to Climate Change...Secure our future, plant a tree today". 

Persons who operate sawmills or trade in or store locally produced lumber will now be required to be licenced by the Forestry Department. This requirement was announced at the launch of the sawmill licensing programme held at the Hotel Four Seasons on Wednesday, September 10. 

This initiative forms part of a move by the Forestry Department to regulate the local sawmilling industry.