Native trees are our local trees that have naturally lived and thrived in the Philippines, like the Narra, Kamuning, and Gakakan. Why should we care to plant these native trees instead of the imported ones?
Native trees require no water from us
Since native trees have been living in the Philippines for thousands of years, they have already adapted to the local weather. We don’t need to water them because they have been living only with the local rain patterns ever since.
Native trees require low maintenance
Native trees have already adapted to the local soil and environment in the Philippines. Because of this, they require no fertilizers, no supplements, and no preservatives. We don’t need to trim them or do anything to them for them to live.
Compared to imported trees
Imported trees, on the other hand, are not used to the local weather, local air and local environment. When you plant them here, they will need plenty of maintenance and attention from us. We need to water them daily, some of them even twice a day, in order for them to live. We need to give them fertilizers and preservatives for them to grow. Planting imported trees might not even help in saving our environment, after all.
Choose native trees
Yes, imported trees provide oxygen and help reduce carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but so do native trees. If you have to choose, plant native trees instead of imported ones. It has much more benefit for our local environment.
Native trees need help
Although native trees seem to not need any help from us, they actual do. They are being cut down. Their population is declining. People tend to prefer imported ones. Native trees need support from us by helping promote them and by planting more of them.
That is why the success of BluHomes is not measured by its income statement or by the number of homes sold. BluHomes measures its success by the number of native trees planted. In every BluHomes development, we commit to plant a native tree on each home and on the common areas to help promote native trees and provide eco-friendly homes.
Eco Friendly Homes
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