Loboc Man-made Forest – Bohol

September 10, 2016

Bilar ManMade ForestYup, you read that right, it’s Loboc Man-made Forest. Yes, it’s man-made! Well, it’s not practically a vacant 2-km lot where the locals decided to plant Mahogany trees on a whim. Apparently, there used to be a naturally grown forest but most trees were lost because of the widespread kaingin in the area.

man-made forest philippines loboc bilar manmade forestThe locals however made reforestation efforts more than 50years ago. They started planting mahogany trees and sort of revive the then balding forests of Bilar and Loboc. The now called Bilar / Loboc Man-made Forest stretches for about two kilometers in the borders of Bilar Town and Loboc Town. loboc man-made forestThere’s a lot of balding forests in the Philippines so I really hope more of us will make the efforts to plant more trees. If the Boholanos can do it, so can we. It’s a pleasure to pass by these forests, the rays of sun peeking through the thick and dense mahogany leaves. The mahogany trees are almost identical in height which makes it so pleasing to the sight. It really is an enchanting experience.

quick photo at loboc man-made forestWe didn’t really go and explore through the woods but we took quick photos in the highway. Haha! There were trucks and cars passing by so we literally have to run for the photo before any vehicle starts to pass again. Simply passing by this man-made forest in Bohol reconnects you with nature and it made me realize that there are hopes for our dear planet. If only more of us would make the efforts like the Boholanos did.

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4 Comments

  • Reply ROBERT LEE September 14, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Tama no, fifty years ago noong nagtanim sila ng puno? Tama ang kasabihan eh. Ganito. Minsan kasi umuulan. Tumayo ako sa ilalim ng isang puno. Pagkatapos naalala ko ang quote na madalas ko ring gamitin sa coaching. Kaya nga ako nakikinabang sa puno na sinilungan ko, ay dahil may nagtanim noon.

    Meaning, kung gusto nating may manginabang sa atin balang araw, pwedeng tayo o mga anak at apo natin, magtanim na rin tayo ng puno today!

  • Reply Laveena Sengar September 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Exploring the woods is fascinating. I have always loved it but never got to experience it.the place looks serene and calm.

  • Reply Zwitsy September 16, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Oh so it’s loboc forest. I have been seeing friends using profile pictures with this place as background. the ones who created this is surely proud of their project!

  • Reply Angel November 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I love bohol especially the beaches and seafood 🙂 haven’t gone to this part yet though. We really need to plant more trees and I hope the government does more to protect the forests and prevent illegal logging

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