Saving Species

Buhay Punlaan: Establishment of Nursery on Native Tree Species at the Caliraya Watershed

December 2009
Donor: Coca – Cola Foundation

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Buhay Punlaan is a nursery of native tree species and living laboratory showcasing rainforestation technology. Started in 2009 it addresses the shortage of native seedlings needed in the restoration of rainforests in the Philippines. The 2-hectare nursery has approximately grown 50,000 seedlings comprised of at least 50 tree species like Apitong, White lauan and Hagakhak which have extremely high risk of becoming extinct in the wild. It has hosted several batches of volunteers working at the native tree nursery, helping the seedlings to grow, and learning more about Philippine native trees.

Ways you can help:

  1. Help Buhay Punlaan with its daily activities. P150/head, 30-50 people.
    With a small donation and a group of 30 people minimum (50 max), you and your group can volunteer to help pack seedling bags, collect wildings, and help with tree maintenance! Your P150 per head donation will go directly to Buhay Punlaan’s efforts, and your hands will help continue the cause for rainforestation.
  2. Adopt-a-seedling. P300 per seedling.
    Can’t help on site? Donate P300 from home and you contribute to the cultivation of a single tree, from wilding collection, to packing, and finally to planting.
  3. Plant your own native tree in your backyard. P20-P50 per seedling.
    Buhay Punlaan also enables the public to obtain their own native tree seedlings for a small donation, along with added guidance on its maintenance. Discounts for bulk orders. For an updated listing with donation prices please email wildlings@haribon.org.ph.

Learn more about how you or your organization can contribute to the rainforestation of the Philippines. Email act@haribon.org.ph.

2015 Updates:
  • Data to be posted by 1st quarter 2016.
2014 Updates:
  • Mobilized 1,207 volunteers for nursery activities (soil potting/ bagging, nursery maintenance (weeding, rebagging), mixing of soil mixtures, wildling collection and transplanting).
  • Replanted 700+ native trees.
  • Collected and transplanted 2,500 wildlings.
  • Produced 8,000 soil pots.
2013 Updates:
  • 441 volunteers participated in nursery activities (soil potting/ bagging, nursery maintenance (weeding, rebagging), mixing of soil mixtures, wildling collection and transplanting).
  • 4,932 seedlings available for tree planting.
Trees Species Common Name 2013 Seedling Production
Agosip 2520
Akle 56
Alibangbang 96
Antipolo 3002
Balitbitan 140
Bayanti 1800
Balukanag 30
Binunga 700
Bitaog 945
Bolong-eta 1120
Duhat 400
Guisok-guisok 545
Guyong-guyong 61
Hagakhak 56
Hauili 881
Igyo 490
Ipil 83
Kalumpang 50
Kamagong (Mabolo) 627
Kalansing 427
Kalantas 2294
Katmon 94
Kuling-manuk 153
Lanete 2178
Ligas 870
Lipote 790
Lumbang 21
Makaasim 546
Maladuhat 1860
Malaruhat 6167
Mambog 10
Marang 15
Molave 192
Narra 1461
Pili 300
Puas 4756
Putian 900
Tadyang-kalabaw 5825
Talisay 140
Tibig 472
Tolibas-tilos 2461
White Lauan 179
TOTAL 45,713
2012 Updates:
  • Total of 26,057 native tree species produced for planting: 6,459 seeds and 19,598 wildlings from October to December 2012.
  • Total of 47,108 seedlings of 42 different native tree species dispatched at Buhay Punlaan Nursery for 2012.
  • Donations amounting to Php 93,000 collected from the dispatched seedlings, which will be used for maintenance and improvement of the nursery. Total of 37, 761 native seedlings available in the nursery; 9,672 native seeds of which were sown in the germination area; 21,104 native seedlings in the transplant bed area, and 6, 985 seedlings in the hardening area.
  • 264 volunteers signed-up from different institutions and corporations, schools and universities, and civic organizations.
Trees Species Common Name 2012 Seedling Production No. of Seedlings Dispatched Total
Akle 170 0 170
Alagau 43 41 2
Apitong 208 0 208
Bahai 70 20 50
Balitbitan 200 0 200
Balukanag 1025 825 200
Batino 381 112 269
Bayanti 2685 165 2520
Bitaog 844 206 638
Bitongol 18 17 1
Bongliu 16 0 16
Dapdap 124 30 94
Duklitan 95 85 10
Guisok-guisok 120 0 120
Hagis 600 0 600
Hauilli 1515 833 682
Igyo 690 100 590
Kalumpang 50 50
Kalumpit 120 0 120
Kamagong 2894 1340 1554
Katmon 115 15 100
Kupang 77 37 40
Kuling-manuk 459 274 185
Lanete 2815 110 2705
Lipote 887 508 379
Ligas 700 0 700
Lumbang 250 0 250
Malaruhat 7818 412 7406
Mambog 121 0 121
Makaasim 1736 1040 696
Malapapaya 20 20
Narra 8539 483 8056
Palosapis 130 60 70
Piling-liitan 8 0 8
Poas 1532 1050 482
Putian 2799 1092 1707
Tadyang-kalabaw 6008 0 6008
Talisay 197 143 54
Talisay-gubat 108 8 100
Tangisang-bayauak 146 96 50
Tibig 230 140 90
Tolibas-tilos 545 35 510
TOTAL 47,108 9,347 37,761
2011 Updates:
  • 6,626 native seedlings supplied to ROAD to 2020 as of July 2012
  • 28,287 seedlings of 62 native tree species produced
  • 6,336 native seedlings planted in 3.10 hectares in Caliraya watershed
  • 13,715 seed bags potted by 150 volunteers from different schools, companies and other civic organizations
  • 2 rainforestation trainings conducted, and attended by 28 individuals from people’s organizations, national government agencies, local government units, NGOs, and private individuals.

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4 thoughts on “Buhay Punlaan: Establishment of Nursery on Native Tree Species at the Caliraya Watershed

  1. I want to plant forest trees in the farm together with fruit trees, but i don’t know where to get seedlings. I am interested in hard wood such as kamagong, apitong, molave, etc.

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  2. Is buhay punlaan open everyday? I woukd like to buy some pili seedlings. Do you have stock of pili seedlings? Can i have location also in caliraya.

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