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Project Officer at the Forestry Department, Ms. Nastacia Brown, looks on as JPSCo volunteer prepares a Caribbean Pine seedling for planting in the British Forest Estate, Clarendon, as part of the company's participation in the Agency's Adopt-a-Hillside Programme.

The Forestry Department is hailing National Tree Planting Day 2017 a tremendous success with more than 20,000 free seedlings being distributed to Jamaicans islandwide.

The day which was observed under the theme, ‘Today’s Trees, Tomorrow’s Future’, saw a number of public and private sector entities conducting tree planting exercises across the island.

The Forestry Department is urging Jamaicans to take decisive steps to secure a healthy and environmentally safe future for Jamaica by planting more trees this National Tree Planting Day.

National Tree Planting Day will be observed on Friday, October 6, under the theme, “Today’s Trees, Tomorrow’s Future”.

Director of the Forestry Department’s Eastern Zone, Mr. Damart Williams, addressing residents of Bloxburgh, St. Andrew during a forest fire management training session.

The Forestry Department has been building the capacities of communities in and around forested areas to enable residents to effectively manage forest fires. The Agency has to date conducted six forest fire management training sessions in Bull Head, Clarendon; Spring Dunrobin, St. Thomas; Bellevue, Portland;  and Content Gap, Bloxburgh and Flamstead in St. Andrew.                                                                                           

The plaque that has been erected in the Dolphin Head forest reserve to mark its dedication to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.

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.