Seedling Banks

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:

  1. Trece Martires, Cavite
  2. Los Banos, Laguna
  3. Pagbilao, Quezon
  4. Sara, Iloilo
  5. Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo
  6. Miag-ao, Iloilo
  7. San Dionisio, Iloilo

Seedlings to be propagated in the Luntiang Pilipinas Seedling Bank

  1. 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

    Other available:

    Fruit trees: star apple, mabolo, lanka, chico, guyabano, rambutan, durian, santol, mangga, sampalok

    Vegetables: green pepper, kangkong, okra, paayap, patola

  2. Pagbilao: mahogany, malapapaya, batino, molave and mangrove species
  3. Los Banos: Banaba, mahogany, calamansi, lanzones, rambutan, coffee, malunggay and balitbitan
  4. 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] Please indicate your purpose and/or schedule of your activity.