On Corpus Christi local gardeners and gardening enthusiasts usually exercise their green thumb as it is believed that anything planted on this day will thrive. But for one group, planting a tree holds more than traditional sentiments.
Over the years the southern face of Trinidad’s Northern Range as well as the ranges of Central and South have been devastated by widespread fires during the dry season.
This year has been one of the worst in the multiple fires that raged throughout, spurring local environmental organisations to expand on their present programmes to try to eradicate the problem.
Voluntary groups Protectors Of the Environment (POE) and the Greenleaf Youth Organisation/Co Ltd have formed an ongoing liaison to educate local communities and work towards effectively protecting our forests from fires and resulting havoc from flooding.