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  • The Forestry Department gives free seedlings to the public annually on National Tree Planting Day in October and Labour Day in May. Persons may visit the Department’s Head Office at 173 Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew, or any of its zonal and regional offices across the island.
  • The distribution of seedlings starts in the week of the parent Ministry’s observance of International Day for Biological Diversity, and the Forestry Department is encouraging persons to take the time to learn about the environment and how to give back to it.
  • The public is invited to visit the Department’s Facebook page where live lunch hour sessions will be shared between May 18 and 21.

The Forestry Department in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation is making its resources readily available to the public, so that persons can ‘Labour at Home’ in keeping with the theme for Labour Day this year.

“This is an opportunity for members of the public, because starting Monday (May 18), we are going to be, for a two-week period, handing out seedlings to the public, and we are suggesting that the ‘Labour at Home’ activity be that they come and get trees and plant individually,” Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Department and Conservator of Forests, Rainee Oliphant, told JIS News.

The Forestry Department gives free seedlings to the public annually on National Tree Planting Day in October and Labour Day in May. Persons may visit the Department’s Head Office at 173 Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew, or any of its zonal and regional offices across the island.

“A lot of us are at home now and it is an opportunity to sit down and reflect, brighten your surroundings and make a contribution to nature, so we are encouraging persons to do so. Come out, get your seedlings and do your Labour Day activities at home,” Ms. Oliphant said.

The distribution of seedlings starts in the week of the parent Ministry’s observance of International Day for Biological Diversity, and the Forestry Department is encouraging persons to take the time to learn about the environment and how to give back to it.

The public is invited to visit the Department’s Facebook page where live lunch hour sessions will be shared between May 18 and 21.

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