Archive for Arboretum

Teaching rural communities to understand and fight climate change

Rural communities in and around Dili are showing a positive change in their perception of the value of trees since Jesuit Social Service Timor-Leste began its reforestation programme.  Through its clean water project, Jesuit Social Service (JSS) is making the communities see the intricate connection between forest and water resources, motivating them to cut fewer trees and plant more seedlings.  For every tree that is cut down, the community must plant 10 seedlings or more to help with forest regeneration.

ADNU Joins Arbor Day Celebration

The Naga City local government unit invited the Ateneo de Naga University to participate in the Naga City Arbor Day Celebration. ADNU, in its advocacy for caring for our common home, answered the call and participated in the Naga City Arbor Day celebration by planting trees in the designated reforestation area in the buffer zone of Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) in Brgy. Panicuason, Naga City in the morning of 16 June 2018. Students, faculty and staff volunteers answered the invitation of the Naga City LGU and joined the activity of planting more than 5,000 seedlings in the target area along with other volunteers.

Wah Yan Hong Kong students visit

DSCN7020-900x661On the 19th of May, a group of students from Wah Yan Hong Kong Jesuit school and three teachers came to do one day of volunteer work at the Dey Lo Kindergarten school.  They helped to clear weeds and brush from one area of the school grounds and then they planted some trees on this ground.  These trees will eventually provide more shelter from the heat for the children playing around the school and provide fresher air for them to breathe.

A Green Campus

DSC01784In order to protect the roads and to create a green campus, Br. Paul Nguyen and Mr. Louth Vuthy have been supervising the planting of over 600 new trees all around the school site. This means that we have planted over 1000 trees since the start of the project. Some of these trees are hard wood trees and they have been planted near the ponds so that they can be watered during the dry season.

University Furthers Tree Conservation Efforts

tree-plant-2-702x336Fordham kicked off its involvement with a tree advocacy group on April 17 with the planting of a four-year-old pin oak tree just south of Keating Hall on the Rose Hill campus. The 15-foot high, 800-pound tree was one of several dozen American Elms, Red Maples, Northern Red Oaks and Japanese Maples being grown in a former orchard at the Louis Calder Center in Armonk.

Fascination of Plants

fascinacion-plantas-web-1_FotorMonday May 18 different activities took place on the campus of the UCC as part of the international celebration of the Day of the Fascination of Plants.”Discovering our native vines”; after visits to interactive kiosks (; native that can replace agrochemicals recognition of toxic plants with medicinal use native, and viewpoint of leaves, flowers and fruits through binocular loupes native ornamental and propagation) they were made; a visit of recognition species in the Arboretum also performed Botanical Garden Gaspar Xuárez sj .