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Illegal loggers, suspected to be behind the cutting of Rizal’s century-old tree

We are really bestowed by Mother Earth with many precious gifts that nourish our lives. A tree is one of the best example. They are the green gold on the earth and are very useful and helpful friends of humanity.

It is a symbol of life on earth and natural home for many people and wild animals as it also gives us the clean air we need.

Recently, a post from a netizen broke the hearts of many. He expressed how bad he felt about a hundred-year-old tree being chopped down by illegal loggers in a forest at Sitio Lubog, Rodriguez, Rizal. The said tree was a tourist spot and was the oldest tree from that town.

The tree is called a Dao Tree, according to a netizen that has been there and have seen identical trees in other provinces. It is a tropical tree that reaches up to 148 feet.

“I’ve never seen a tree as big as that one. That is the biggest tree in that forest!” he exclaimed.

See the throwback photo when a guy posed with the century-old tree during an event last 2016 and a recent photo that showed that the tree has been cut down into pieces.

GRABE, AS IN GRABE!!!!! PATI YUNG HUNDRED YEARS NA PUNO HINDI NA PINATAWAD NG MGA ILIGALISTA! BIBILANG NG ILANG DAANG…

Posted by Duanne Vasquez on Saturday, April 20, 2019

A tree plays a very important role to us. Without a tree, we can’t have the clean air we breathe. It lessens the heat we experience today. It cleans contaminated soils, controls erosion, and a lot more. So why cut down a tree instead of planting more for the next generations?

Illegal logging should stop. Not tomorrow, but today.

Written by Felimar Salon

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