The 300 eucalyptus trees located inside the Panaad Park and Stadium are set to be cut down sometime between July and August. According to Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office head Danilo Amisola, the ideal time to cut down trees is during the rainy season as replanting can immediately proceed and the newly-planted seedlings will grow.
“It has been found out through studies that eucalyptus siphon too much water,” he explained. “That’s why other trees cannot grow and there is a hotter temperature in the area.”
The Negros Occidental Provincial Board recently passed a resolution of no objection, which allowed for the trees to be cut down. The move is intended to make space for a parking lot.
The project is part of the ongoing renovations and repair work in preparation for the upcoming Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet and Palarong Pambansa, which the province will host in 2021./DGB, WDJ