Geothermal power producer Energy Development Corp. teamed up with Knowles Electronics Corp. and the University of San Carlos to open the Binhi Arboretum in Talamban, Cebu City.
Local native tree species such as narra, mangkono and molave will soon be grown and propagated in the arboretum at the USC campus as part of EDC’s Binhi program―a forest restoration and biodiversity preservation that aims to save endangered premium Philippine timber tree species.
EDC, USC and Knowles committed to ensure the sustainability of the initiative in line with their dedication to environmental conservation.
The USC campus in Talamban will host a permanent designated area for premium and threatened Philippine tree species, supported by planting and promotional activities as well as funding from Knowles.
EDC will provide the seedlings along with technical assistance for the protection and maintenance of the trees, including labeling and scientific monitoring. This is EDC’s 11th arboretum since 2008.