Tree Planting at Raja Musa Forest Reserve
Caring for the environment, 35 staff of PPB Group together with their friends and family volunteered to plant 400 Mahang saplings at the peat swamp in the Raja Musa Forest Reserve (RMFR) on 27 November 2010.
RMFR which covers 23,000 hectares is located near Batang Berjuntai/Berjuntai Bestari in northern Selangor state. Some 1,000 hectares of peat swamp forest in RMFR have been illegally burnt and cleared for farming activities which caused environmental hazards such as haze. Tree planting at RMFR will help rehabilitate the forest.
We were blessed with good weather and a group of energetic volunteers all ready to help! The volunteers helped carry the Mahang saplings and planting tools to the planting area; dug holes in semi-soft ground; got themselves dirty and some were scratched by tall "lalang". Despite the blazing sun, the volunteers did not complain but displayed much team work to complete the tree-planting exercise before noon.
After much hard work, everyone was rewarded with a scrumptious Chinese lunch at a Chinese Muslim restaurant in Bukit Beruntung.