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DOST-FPRDI helps save almaciga trees

(Left photo) DOST-FPRDI’s Forester Florena B. Samiano lectures on the right way to harvest resin from the almaciga tree (Agathis philippinensis Warb.) to a group of indigenous people (IP) in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Coupled with hands-on exercises (right photo), the lecture was held in May last year as part of the project “Saving the Almaciga Tree” by the Centre for Sustainability, a non-profit organization.

DOST-FPRDI’s Ms. Florena B. Samiano (center)  shows a group of farmers how to strip the bark of a cinnamon tree at Mt. Labo, Barangay Baay, Labo, Camarines Norte.

DOST-FPRDI’s Ms. Florena B. Samiano (center) shows a group of farmers how to strip the bark of a cinnamon tree at Mt. Labo, Barangay Baay, Labo, Camarines Norte.

Ten years of productive kiln-drying
After 10 years of using the DOST-FPRDI furnace-type lumber dryer, Mac Builders has become a major producer of kiln-dried builders' woodworks - especially doors - in Region VIII.

This year, MAC Builders, a company based in Ormoc City celebrates 10 years of continuous use of the DOST-FPRDI furnace type lumber dryer (FTLD) – and there are good reasons to celebrate.