Several things have to be learned from South Korea’s experience in rehabilitating its forests where they had been devastated during the Japanese occupation (1905-1935) and during the Korean war in the early 1950s.
The fast dwindling forest resources around our midst and high demand for wood in the market makes tree farming a lucrative livelihood for farmers to venture with.
Forest Law in the last decade is moving away from a regulatory approach, focused mainly on government management and policing according to the United Nations (UN) agency report captioned “State of the World’s Forests:1999” (Sofo).
There are between 441 million to 663 million trees were killed by storm that swept the region in January 2005, based on a satellite data, on site observation and computer models calculation at Tulane University by researchers.
There are about twenty Philippine trees’ species suitable as raw materials for the production of stringed musical instruments. According to the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), a good number of Philippine wood species have been tested and found potentially and highly suitable for the manufacture of stringed instruments.
Environmentalists say that existing trees in cities cannot ease the air pollution emitted by vehicles, factories and other industrial establishments.