More recently, Luntiang Pilipinas, in partnership with the Bureau of Plant and Industries, launched its National Seedling Bank on June 5, 2008, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, at the Los Baños National Crop Research and Development Center in Los Baños, Laguna. The project’s aim is to readily provide seedlings and saplings of indigenous and tropical forest trees as well as indigenous plants and vegetables to the public who wish to establish forest parks and vegetable gardens in their own barangay or community.
On August 18, 2008 a satellite seedling bank was launched in Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas, and another was launched in San Jose, Antique on September 28, 2008.
Similar seedling banks will also be established in the following localities:
- Trece Martires, Cavite
- Los Banos, Laguna
- Pagbilao, Quezon
- Sara, Iloilo
- Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo
- Miag-ao, Iloilo
- San Dionisio, Iloilo
Seedlings to be propagated in the Luntiang Pilipinas Seedling Bank
- At the Los Banos National Crop Research and Development Center
Indigenous trees: imbabao, katuray, malunggay
Indigenous vegetables: alugbati, amaran, tomato, eggplant, talinom, kalabasa, ampalaya, cowpea (maayap), sitaw, saluyot
Fruit trees: star apple, mabolo, lanka, chico, guyabano, rambutan, durian, santol, mangga, sampalok
Vegetables: green pepper, kangkong, okra, paayap, patola
- Pagbilao: mahogany, malapapaya, batino, molave and mangrove species
- Los Banos: Banaba, mahogany, calamansi, lanzones, rambutan, coffee, malunggay and balitbitan
- Batangas: Agroforestry & urban tree species like mahogany, bitaog, talisay, narra and coffee
Malunggay Tree: Nature’s Wonder
Because of the natural vitamins and minerals that malunggay provides in order to improve our health and nutrition, Loren has deemed it appropriate to inform the public about the benefits that we can get from the malunggay tree.
Because of all these, Loren has encouraged barangay officials nationwide, even private individuals, to plant malunggay trees in their local communities, barangay forest parks, or even their own backyard.
How to Request for Seedlings
To request for seedlings to be used for your tree-planting activities, please write to Luntiang Pilipinas, Telephone Number: 994-7312, PO Box 3058, Makati City or send an email at info[at]luntiangpilipinas.com.ph. Please indicate your purpose and/or schedule of your activity.