Seedlings can be collected at:
Dig a hole slightly wider and deeper than the root plug or bag containing the seedling to be planted.
Place the root plug or potted/bagged seedling at the bottom of the hole. The root collar should be in line with the soil surface. Seedlings should be planted with straight rooting system without compromise (no bending/twisting).
Fill the hole with the soil that was initially removed. Press around the roots with the soil. Make sure to water the seedling depending on how moist the soil is.
This is a picture of a seedling showing the root collar and root plug. This should assist you in steps one and two.
The #MyTreeLegacy promotion is an opportunity for Jamaicans to contribute to and participate in the Three Million Trees in Three Years, National Tree Planting Initiative (NTPI).
Recognizing the strong and vibrant school spirit that is embedded in our culture, the Agency is seeking to offer past/legacy students an opportunity to engage with their alma mater in a way that provides tangible and lasting benefits not only for current students but for future generations. The #MyTreelegacy provides this opportunity and has been gaining momentum since it was launched on February 11, 2021 at the St. Jago High School.
Trees are an important part of our cultural heritage and so there are many gains to schools taking advantage of this opportunity.
Planting trees at schools:
Additionally, despite the covid-19 pandemic, tree planting in these spaces can be executed safely, as:
Participation is simple and easy:
The Agency requires a plan of action to ensure that the trees, once planted, are maintained.
Share Your Efforts:
Legacy students and school representatives should take photographs of their tree planting and maintenance efforts and share them on social media using the #MyTreeLegacy hashtag.
Participants can also tag the Forestry Department on the social media platforms, and the Agency will repost the pictures and note the contributions towards the successful attainment of the NTPI.
All trees planted will count towards the three million trees goal.
Legacy students are also encouraged to install tree labels for existing trees on the campus to increase the educational value for the students.
This opportunity is open to everyone.
The Agency however requires that a clear plan of action, including the maintenance of the seedlings is created; hence participants are encouraged to organize themselves for execution of the effort while ensuring adherence to covid-19 protocols.
Businesses and other government Ministries, Departments and Agencies can also participate by organizing their staff members to plant trees at their respective alma maters.
The Forestry Department will assist schools by providing technical advice and tree seedlings for planting. Schools or past students are required to request seedlings and tree planting support from the Forestry Department, so the resources can be organized and provided.