The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is seeking the public’s assistance in determining the extent of damage caused to trees during the passage of Tropical Storm Tomas.

According to the Commission’s Special Projects Officer, Ricardo Marshall, the information is critical to facilitate planning for replacement.

???????? "Following the passing of Tropical Storm Tomas, there is evidence of widespread damage and destruction to trees across the island. The Commission is, therefore, seeking to develop a plan for their replacement and wishes to solicit the assistance of the public in this regard.

??"Trees, whether they are in urban or suburban environments are important assets. The NCC, by virtue of its mandate, and through the efforts of its Field Services Department, National Arbor Day and Reforestation programmes, has been one of the main advocates for the maintenance and planting of trees island wide," the NCC official stated.

Members of the public are asked to submit the following information:?? Name of the tree: Local name (Botanical name if known, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); Location: Address (Private land or Crown) Owner’s name & contact information and Photographs (indicating the location of the tree) via email to (

The information may also be delivered in a sealed envelope addressed to: The General Manager, National Conservation Commission, Codrington House, St. Michael.

In thanking the public for its consideration and cooperation in contributing to the success of this initiative, Mr. Marshall underscored the value of trees, including their aesthetical contribution to the island and provision of food and shelter for birds, animals and other micro-organisms.??

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