This was the message at a workshop on environment and food security on Lou Island, Manus.
The UNDP funded project through the Lou Island Coastline Rehabilitation, a non-profit organization launched the ‘Plant a Tree” initiative last week.
The workshop was attended by people from Baluan,Lou and Pam Islands,
President of Balopa LLG, Ngenge Sasa told participants that most island and coastal communities fail to plant new trees to replace the aging coconut trees.
“Most of the coconut trees we live on now were planted by our grandfathers and parents,” Sasa said.