New Book: Philippine Native Trees 101 … Up Close and Personal

The book on PHILIPPINE NATIVE TREES 101: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL will soon be out of the press on the last week of  May 2012.  It is a book published by the Green Convergence for Safe Food, Healthy Environment and Sustainable Economy (GC)

* It showcases 111 Philippine native trees from AGOHO to YAKAL

* Written by 104 known and not-too-known botanical aficionados who shared their experiences about their favorite tree

* Fabulous photos from our chief photographer, from the photo archives of the late Leonard Co and others

* Botanical and technical information provided and validated by big names in the botanical and forestry worlds

* A labor of love for our native trees by non-botanists for non-botanists

Please support … and yes, plant only our God-given trees!

               Actual cover of the book


It is a non-technical informative book written as a tribute to our Philippine Native Trees and to encourage their use.  Native trees are a manifestation of the beauty and bounty of our natural heritage.  The Philippines boasts of about 3,600 identified native trees of  these, 67 % are endemic, and found only in our archipelago.  The book is just the beginning and will be an eye opener to educate our fellow Filipinos, especially the young generation of the unique and wonderful national treasure we have and the need to cherish them.  Our native trees could be used for urban greening, and are natural food and habitat for wildlife (birds, bats, mammals, reptiles and insects).  The book was written to help and guide gardeners, landscapers and pertinent government offices in their choice of native trees to use in the urban area.  It is a work of love by the project team who has dedicated their profession on the study of native trees, and the love of plants in general.

Some of the contents are show below (click to enlarge) :

Some sample pages are…

With this, we are offering our friends and prospective clients to reserve a copy of the book  Here a also some of the promo prices:

Pre-Launch Price is: PhP 999.00

Reservation Price is: PhP500.00

Post-Launch Price is PhP1,300.00

(Exclusive of delivery costs outside of Metro Manila)

Interested individuals could contact us and deposit a reservation fee at our account.
Hortica Filipina Foundation, Inc.
Acct. No. 007-245-50480-9
METROBANK – New Manila Branch
676 Aurora Blvd., Quezon City, Philippines

Let us promote our native trees!

For inquiries, you could contact us at:
The Secretariat  for the  Philippine Native Trees Book Project :

HORTICA FILIPINA FOUNDATION, INC.
Office: New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines

Native Tree Nursery: Barangay Mascap, Montalban (Rodriguez), Rizal, Philippines

Mobile: +63917-4650281 / +63908-3402691

Email: ipsarmiento@gmail.com  ;   hortica.filipina@gmail.com


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Red Lions Living Highways Project

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THE RED LIONS’ LIVING HIGHWAYS-BEDANS COMMITMENT TO PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT.  Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, President, San Beda College Alumni Foundation (SBCAF) and Dr. Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairperson, Manila North Tollways (MNTC) signs a unique and pioneering agreement for thousands of native tree species to be planted along the world-class highway via the Red Lions Living Highways Project. A fund-raising project of SBCAF in partnership with MNTC, the RLLH aims to popularize the use of native trees for urban re-greening in order to bring biodiversity back into the urban environment. Funds that will be raised will support SBCAFI’s educational apostolate to include college scholarships, professorial chairmanships and research grants. The Living Highways is also expected to significantly improve, aesthetically and ecologically, the current standards on Philippine roads. Dr. Pangilinan has accepted these standards to be implemented in future infrastructure projects of the MNTC. Also present during the MOA Signing are Atty. Jonas L. Cabochan, President, SBC Alumni Association; Mr. Gabriel Mathay, Vice President, Mr. Edgardo Favila, Treasurer and other officers of SBCAF; Rev. Mateo J. de Jesus, Rector-President, SBC and Rev. Benigno Benabarre, Assistant Moderator, SBC Alumni Office, who at 92 is the project’s spiritual director; Mr. Rodrigo E. Franco, President and Mr. Raul Ignacio, Vice President for Operations, MNTC; Mr. Ramoncito S. Fernandez, President, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation; Mr. Jose Ma. K. Lim, President and CEO, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.

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LET’S PLANT NATIVE TREES! Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, President of the San Beda College Alumni Foundation, Inc (SBCAFI), Inc. presents to Dr. Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), a YAKAL seedling (Hopea plagata), a native Philippine dipterocarp tree species, during the Red Lions Living Highways (RLLH) Project Launching last 30 March 2009. A fundraising project of SBCAF in partnership with MNTC, the RLLH aims to popularize the use of native trees for urban re-greening in order to bring biodiversity back into the urban environment. Funds that will be raised will support SBCAFI’s educational apostolate to include college scholarships, professorial chairmanships and research grants. The Living Highways is also expected to significantly improve, aesthetically and ecologically, the current standards on Philippine roads.

 

Dr. Pangilinan has accepted these standards to be implemented in future infrastructure projects of the MNTC. Also present are Ms. Imelda P. Sarmiento, Managing Director, Hortica Filipina Foundation, Inc, technical partner for the Living Highways project; Rev. Mateo de Jesus, Rector President, San Beda College; Atty. Jonas Cabochan, President, San Beda College Alumni Association; and Rev. Benigno Benabarre, Assistant Moderator, SBC Alumni Office, who at 92 is the project’s spiritual director.

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LET’S PLANT NATIVE TREES! Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, President of the San Beda College Alumni Foundation, Inc (SBCAFI), Inc. presents to Dr. Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), seedlings of YAKAL (Hopea plagata), a dipterocarp tree species and PILI (Canaria ovatum), native Philippine tree species, during the Red Lions Living Highways (RLLH) Project Launching last 30 March 2009. A fund-raising project of SBCAF in partnership with MNTC, the RLLH aims to popularize the use of native trees for urban re-greening in order to bring biodiversity back into the urban environment. Funds that will be raised will support SBCAFI’s educational apostolate to include college scholarships, professorial chairmanships and research grants. The Living Highways is also expected to significantly improve, aesthetically and ecologically, the current standards on Philippine roads. Dr. Pangilinan has accepted these standards to be implemented in future infrastructure projects of the MNTC. Also present are Ms. Imelda P. Sarmiento, Managing Director, Hortica Filipina Foundation, Inc, technical partner for the Living Highways project; Rev. Mateo de Jesus, Rector President, San Beda College; Atty. Jonas Cabochan, President, San Beda College Alumni Association; and Rev. Benigno Benabarre, Assistant Moderator, SBC Alumni Office, who at 93 is the project’s spiritual director.

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The RED LIONS ROAR – LET’S PLANT NATIVE TREES! DR. Jaime Galvez-Tan, President of the San Beda College Alumni Foundation, Inc. and Ms. Imelda P. Sarmiento, Managing Director, Hortica Filipina Foundation, Inc., SBCAF’s technical partner, share the practical and medicinal uses of yakal (Hopea plagata) to Dr. Manuel V. Pangilinan and Mr. Rodrigo Franco, Chairman and President of the Manila North Tollways Corporation, respectively, during the MOA Signing of the Red Lions Living Highways Project on 30 March 2009 at the PLDT Bldg. in Makati City. A fund-raising project of SBCAF in partnership with MNTC, the RLLH aims to popularize the use of native trees for urban re-greening in order to bring biodiversity back into the urban environment. Funds that will be raised will support SBCAFI’s educational apostolate to include college scholarships, professorial chairmanships and research grants. The Living Highways is also expected to significantly improve, aesthetically and ecologically, the current standards on Philippine roads. Dr. Pangilinan has accepted these standards to be implemented in future infrastructure projects of the MNTC. Looking on are Atty. Jonas Cabochan, President, SBC Alumni Association, Mr. Gabriel Mathay, Vice President, SBCAF and Mr. Ramoncito Fernandez, President, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Inc.

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BRINGING BIODIVERSITY BACK INTO THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, President, San Beda College Alumni Foundation Inc (SBCAFI) and Dr. Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairperson, Manila North Tollways (MNTC) exchange copies of the Red Lions Living Highways Project Memorandum of Agreement. A fund-raising project of SBCAF in partnership with MNTC, the RLLH aims to popularize the use of native trees for urban re-greening in order to bring biodiversity back into the urban environment. Funds that will be raised will support SBCAFI’s educational apostolate to include college scholarships, professorial chairmanships and research grants. The Living Highways is also expected to significantly improve, aesthetically and ecologically, the current standards on Philippine roads. Dr. Pangilinan has accepted these standards to be implemented in future infrastructure projects of the MNTC. Others in photo are (L-R) Mr. Gabriel P. Mathay, Vice President, SBCAF; Atty. Jonas L. Cabochan, President, San Beda College Alumni Association; Rev. Mateo J. de Jesus, Rector-President, SBC; Mr. Rodrigo E. Franco, President, MNTC; and Mr. Ramoncito S. Fernandez, President, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation. Hortica Filipina Foundation, Inc. is the project’s technical implementor.

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Hortica Filipina Inc.

  

 

Mabuhay and WARM GREETINGS TO ALL!

Hortica Filipina is a non-profit, non-sectarian, environmental, non-government organization which has the following objectives:

a. To promote the culture of gardening and plant care in the Philippines;
b. To promote the use of Philippine native tree and plant species in gardening, landscaping and horticulture in the country;
c. To provide gardening, landscaping and horticulture services to communities, households, institutions and other interested parties; and
d. To transfer gardening, landscaping, plant propagation, and horticultural competencies to interested sectors.

With this, we are inviting you to join our advocacy and cause to plant Philippine native trees and other native plants in the urban areas as well as sustainably conserve and protect our forests

Postal Address:

Ms. Imelda P. Sarmiento – Executive Director

10 Dama de Noche Street, Barangay Mariana, Quezon City, Philippines

Email:            hortica.filipina@gmail.com

Egroups / Forum:  horticafilipina@googlegroups.com

Stocks of Tree Seedlings that we have:

1.  Guijo 618
2.  Yakal 7,000 (Non-dipterocarp)
3.  Ipil 1,000
4.  Molave 500
5.  Kamagong 600  (E)
6.  Bitaog 407
7.  Bignay 162
8.  Supa 108  (E)
9.  Tuai 84
10. Dao 60
11. Narra 103
12. Akleng gubat 110
13. Batino 4
14. Bolong Eta 10
15. Tabian 3 (E)
16. Tara Tara 1
17. Lipote (from our garden) some 500 and still counting!(E)

(E) Endemic

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A living advocacy to preserve and conserve the environment

Hortica Filipina Foundation, Inc. is a pro-environment organization. Its goals are  to preserve and conserve the environment as it is  sustainably used;  to look for ways to minimize pollution, to promote gardening and to advocate for the re-greening of the Philippine metropolis.

Proudly Pinoy!

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