01 Ago The second week of the Tree was presented officially during the term of the Tucumán Province.
The opening conference of the Second Week of the Tree was held on the 24th of July where more than 100 participants attended. This year the Second Week of the Tree will take place in our country from the 23rd to the 30th of August.
The conference it is sponsored by the Movimiento Agua y Juventud and the Capítulo Argentino del Club de Roma, together with Tucumán organization, Río+Noa. The Argentinean Chapter of the Club of Rome’s managing director, Silvia Zimmermann del Castillo and the Province Legislator, Ariel García, were proud to open the event. They both underlined the importance of the trees practice and how the Week of the Tree was born and developed.
Following the opening speech, the Coordinator for the Week of the Tree, Gonzalo del Castillo, had the opportunity to share the motivations for the campaign development, the achievements of the First Week of the Tree and the news on this second edition.
Florencia Caminos from Río+NOA made a presentation about the Climate Change and its link with the actions taken through the Campaign. It was followed by Felipe Insuasty, technical coordinator for the Week of the Tree, who spoke about the importance of the native trees and those in the cities. He offered some tools and ideas for the future plantations that will take place during the Week of the Tree.
At last, the particular situation of the Tucuman Yungas was considered. Pablo Quiroga, biologist and on behalf of the National University of Tucumán and Horco Molle Reserve had the opportunity to share with the participants the actual situation in the Yungas Forest. He underlined the importance of the situation of some native and exotic trees of the forest.
The second Week of the Tree will take place during the 23rd to the 30th of August where some educational institutions, NGOs, Incubators and Municipalities will attend. During the week all citizens will have the opportunity to plant, give or adopt a native tree, while they assume the commitment of taking care of it.