Manell Tree Plantings

Manell Tree Plantings

Guam forestry will be planting 12,000 trees over a 33-acre footprint in the southern most village of Guam, Malesso. These trees will aid in reducing the amount of sediment that enters nearshore waters which have negative impacts on coral and marine health. 

Planting dates will be as follows: August 31, September 28, October 26  (2019). You can participate in each one, or all. 

Preparation Instruction:
Bring a water bottle, sun protection (i.e. sunscreen, hat, long sleeves), close-toed shoes. Please sign up by at least the daty before for each planting. 

Complete this form: 

Activity Instruction:
Activity will be to plant acacia, a nurse tree species, in the As Gadao area of the Manell watershed. The Department of Agriculture will be providing the trees, plantings tools, and fertilizer. All you need to bring is a good attitude and a willingness work hard and get your hands dirty. 

Reflection Instruction:
In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection will need to be turned in to a teacher for input into Power School. The reflection should address: What did you do? What did you learn? In what way was this service to your community? The project coordinator would like you to address: How do upland activities impact areas and ecosystems further downstream

Learning Standards/Objectives:
The goal of the project is to reforest portions of southern Guam that have been negatively impacted by continuous arson. By increasing tree cover, we can also increase native plant populations, aesthetics, and both human and ecosystem health. 

Guam DOE Standards:

Science Standard 1: Science as Inquiry
BI.1.4 Communicate the components and results of life science explorations using appropriate techniques.
BI. 1.6 Demonstrate by actions in the school community caring and respect for the environment and living organisms.
Science Standard 2: Life Science
BI.2.30 Recognize and describe how human beings are part of Earth’s ecosystems and that human activities can, deliberately or inadvertently, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems.

Social Studies


Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

• Performing public service

• Keeping informed about current issues

• Respecting differing opinions in a diverse society

• Practicing personal and fiscal responsibility


  Name: Ruddy Estoy
 Phone: 300-7977
Organization/Agency/Business Name: Guam Department of Agriculture – Forest and Soil Resources Division

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