City plants bamboo to prevent erosion


CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela: The City Government has planted a total of 12,000 bamboos along the stretch of the Cagayan River and its contributory creeks to prevent soil erosion and flooding during the rainy season. City Agriculturist Rufino Arcega said more are to be planted in the coming months because of its effectiveness in combating environmental destruction. He added that the city has chosen bamboo trees “because the roots can hold the soil together and draw water closer to the surface and, in effect, prevent soil erosion and flooding during rainy season.” This is aside from providing farmers an opportunity to earn extra income. Arcega said the city plans to plant a total of 27,000 seedlings this year, excluding those grown by farmers for livelihood.


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