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Jakarta to plant 30,000 trees

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 29 2008   /  11:28 am

Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo planted a lobi-lobi tree in Srengseng city forest, Kembangan subdistrict, West Jakarta, at the launch of an ambitious planting project on Friday. "We need more trees, so we will cultivate them. We will plant 30,000 trees in Jakarta," Fauzi said. "It will take consistency and sustainable action to make this city greener." The project, powered by 300 volunteers, is sponsored by Jakarta Green Radio, the Medco Foundation, the Monfori Nusantara, the Bisnis Indonesia daily newspaper, and the Jakarta Green Monster organization. The volunteers planted a thousand trees in the 15-hectare-forest Srengsen forest. Most of tress planted are fruit trees seldom found in Jakarta, such as the cimpedak and kecapi. The launch comes as part of a massive national tree planting project, which will involve the planting and cult...