Mayor Lina Montilla led the Treevolution at DECELA, Barangay New Passi, Tacurong City on September 26, 2014.

Volunteer planters in the said area were students of Notre Dame of Tacurong College, LGU-Tacurong employees, PNP-Tacurong personnel, Rotaract Club of Talakudong, Magdalo, 4Ps beneficiaries, and residents of Brgy. New Passi. Personnel from the Sultan Kudarat State University served as Treevolution stewards. The activity was also made possible through the assistance of the City Environment and Natural Reosurces Office.

Montilla thanked the planters for exerting such effort for the conservation of watersheds. “By planting trees, we help save our water resources. DECELA is an important sanctuary for Tacurongnons. Thank you for helping us protect it,” the mayor said.

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Other Tacurongnons were assigned in some areas in the province of Sultan Kudarat.

Through the Treevolution, Mindanaons attempted to break India’s Guinness World Record for most trees planted simultaneously at multiple locations within an hour. India’s record is 1,945,535 trees in 1 hour by 340,200 participants.

The Mindanao-wide tree planting activity dubbed Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW was organized by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) in partnership with local government units and national line agencies.

A total of 3,901,954 trees were planted through the Treevolution with 194,169 planters, according to an update provided by MinDa as of October 1. Treevolution covered approximately 9,272 hectares in all six (6) regions in Mindanao. (LGU Tacurong City Information)