Hundreds of volunteers from Mae Tang district, Chiang Mai, joined forces with Lisu Lodge to plant trees during the annual Himmapan Planting Day on July 11.
The community planting day is held to support the community in a local reforestation project. It brings together families, community members and volunteers from neighbouring areas. This year, it took place at the San Pa Sak community where parts of the village were degraded forests due to encroachment. More than 300 people participated in the event, including Lisu and Akha hill tribe villagers, students, forest rangers, representatives from traval agencies and municipal officials.
Lisu Lodge manager manager Kitti Thanya-Anantphol said there were 2,500 trees planted during the half-day event.
“The chief of the forest ranger office even came to support the event and encourage environmental awareness among the local residents,” he said.
The planting day is part of the Himmapaan project which aims to offer th local people the chance to directly support their community in a reforestation project and learn about the importance of trees.