Biggest trees in Cordillera region found through search contest

Published July 6, 2022, 9:50 AM

by Comanda Rizaldy C.

BAGUIO CITY – Thanks to a contest dubbed ‘Search for the Biggest Trees’ launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera, the biggest trees in the region have been found.

The measurement was based on diameter at breast height (DBH) which is the standard for measuring trees.

Based on the entries, the biggest of the coniferous species was a Benguet pine tree found at Gueday, Cayapas, Baculongan Norte, Buguias, Benguet.

Photo via Zaldy Comanda

It has a circumference of 454 centimeters and a height of 30.8 meters. The entry was submitted by a certain Jona Cabaling.

The second biggest is also a Benguet pine tree located at Mt. Mapao, Agawa, Besao, Mt. Province.

The tree has a circumference of 437 cm and a height of 15.24 m.

The third biggest is another Benguet pine tree found at Moling, Cayapas, Baculongan Sur, also in Buguias, Benguet.

Of the broadleaved species entries, the biggest Dao tree was found at Mt. Sedir, Nagaparan Danglas, Abra. It has a circumference of 2,000 cms and a height of 35 meters.

Photo via Zaldy Comanda

The entry was submitted by Norriel Montejo, Dominique Acnam, Redentor Tauro, Danny Blanes, and Randy Bernal.

On the second place is a Dao tree with a circumference of 1,400 cm and a height of 30 m; while the third place is a Pasakla tree with a circumference of 1,400 and a height of 27 meters.

Cabaling and Montejo received P25,000 each for their winning entries.

 
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