THE iTaukei Land Trust Board’s (TLTB) General Manager Mr Tevita Kuruvakadua said the tree planting exercise that TLTB was taking part in would help to protect the environment.
“At TLTB we manage land, so we feel that this programme we have chosen in terms of good sustainable land management practices and also to support the importance of trees in Fiji,” Mr Kuruvakadua said.
In Suva, 1817 plants were either planted or translanted, 354 plants at Naduna along the Labasa River and 354 plants at the Free Bird Institutre in Ba. The list of trees include mahogany, teak, vesi, pine, calliandra, yasi, kauvula, dakua, velau, citrus, tavola and vativa grass.
“The activity is in line with our corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme for the year,” he said.
“It is also part of our SCP target which allows all TLTB offices in Suva, Sigatoka, Lautoka, Rakiraki, Suva, Korovou, Labasa and Savusavu the opportunity to give back to the community” he said.
The Colo-i-Suva site, was formally named and marked as the TLTB Native Tree Reserves.