Pinto Art Museum now home to rare, threatened native trees

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 20 2018 05:55 PM

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MANILA - The art community has shown its support to the environment.

Pinto Art Museum, in partnership with the Energy Development Corporation, is now home to rare, threatened native tree species under the BINHI program.

On Sunday, artists gathered in Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo to witness the planting of 100 native tree seedling from 20 species in the 4,000-square meter Pinto Arboretum.

Among the seedlings planted were agoadlau (Xanthostemon philippinensis), Sierra Madre mangkono (Xanthostemon fruticosus), Yakal saplungan (Hopea plagata), and Yakal malibato (Shorea malibato), which are all increasingly rare in the wild.

Aside from reforesting its geothermal watersheds in its sites in Leyte, Bicol, Negros Island, and North Cotabato, BINHI has also been searching for samples of 96 threatened native tree species in the country.

EDC is the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company and the only diversified renewable energy firm in the country.