As part of the Kaagapay sa Kabuhayan and Kalikasan Program of MPO, the company launched the Gmelina Tree Nursery and Plantation Project in 2011. This project engages local farmers in a contract-growing activity wherein gmelina seedlings are planted in their farm lots for a period of 3-5 years. At present, MPO have 5 local farmer partners covering more or less 9 hectares of land. Each hectare of land will be planted with 1,110 seedlings in 3 x 3 spacing.
Aside from having a gmelina plantation in the host communities, the company also planted gmelina and mahogany seedlings within its 5 industrial sites during the employee’s annual tree planting activity.