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    Friday, September 22, 2017-1:38:18P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

Brabu Pharmacy to distribute seedlings for tree planting

STARTING on April 8, Brabu Pharmacy and Wellness Center will provide free tree seedlings to individuals who want to plant a tree.

Staffers of Brabu Pharmacy and Wellness Center hold tree seedlings that will be given away to interested individuals.  Contributed photo
Brabu Pharmacy co-owner and manager Ted Parker said they believe that maintaining a green environment sustains one’s sense of well-being, which in turn promotes total wellness.

“Brabu Pharmacy will be giving away tree seedlings to individuals who promise to plant and care for the trees,” Parker said.

Available are native pandanus, decorative betelnut seedlings, avocado, noni and mango saplings.

Parker said larger trees need a bit more space than palms so that those who ask for them should carefully consider where to plant them.

Parker said the seedlings will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested persons may come to Brabu Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday to pick up a tree seedling.

“Be sure to find a suitable location on your property which avoids power lines and remember to give them plenty of water through the dry season,” Parker said.

He said Arbor Day is tree planting day usually celebrated in the states during the last Friday of April, but the CNMI celebrates it on various dates to coincide with the activities set for the Earth Day observance on April 22, and also later in the year to take advantage of the seasonal rain.

Parker is inviting other private home growers to participate and contribute to the tree planting events coordinated by Coastal Resources Management, the Division of Environmental Quality, the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mariana Islands Nature Alliance and other non-profit environmental groups. Parker is also urging everyone to join the islandwide cleanup on April 26-27.  

For more information about free seedlings, contact Brabu Pharmacy at 233-AMOT (2668).