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Photo credit: JIS   Office Services Officer, Forestry Department, Mrs. Gloria Anderson collecting winning trophy for the Best Decorated Office in the Public Sector by Acting Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Mrs. Marjorie Leyden-Vernon (left) . At centre is Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Mrs. Alison McLean.

The Forestry Department wiped out its competitors to win the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Spirit of Independence Competition for the Best Decorated Office in the public sector.

The Agency's offices were decked out in the national colours of black, gold and green, with accents of bandana to reflect the 2016 festival fashion theme, “Wear it Gold, Stripe it Bold”. 

Blue Mahoe lumber in the Hermitage Block of the Blue Mountain Forest Reserve

A man has been ordered to pay fines and complete community service after he pled guilty to illegally cutting trees in a protected area and using a chainsaw in a protected area.

A little boy plants a seedling with the JMMB Group in the Silent Hill Forest Estate, Manchester.

The Forestry Department has partnered with the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group for the establishment of forest cover in the Silent Hill Forest Estate in Manchester. The project, which was executed under the Agency’s Adopt-a-Hillside Programme, saw the planting of 1,331 tree seedlings on 2.43 hectares of land. The species planted were Cedar, Jamaican Mahogany, Bitter Damsel, Blue Mahoe and Caribbean Pine.

The Forestry Department has partnered with several organizations across the island to plant more than 2000 trees in observance of Earth Day 2016 on Friday, April 22, 2016. The tree planting activities were in keeping with this year’s theme, “Trees for Earth”.

These tree planting activities which involved several companies, schools and non-government organizations, started as early as Tuesday and will continue until Saturday following Earth Day. The trees, all provided by the Forestry Department, were planted at various schools, churches and forest estates.

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