The Eastern Region exceeded it’s target of planting tree seedlings under the Green Ghana day project, last year.
The Region planted 950,000 assorted tree seedlings instead of a target of 750,000 seedlings across the 33 administrative districts in the region.
Ms Edith Abrokwah, Executive Director, Forestry Division of the Forestry Commission announced this at the regional launch of the Green Ghana day in Koforidua.
The Region is planting 2.5 million assorted tree seedlings this year out of the 20 million expected to be planted nationwide.
Mr Seth Acheampong, Eastern Regional Minister who performed the launching indicated that trees would be planted at vantage points including Cemetaries and walkways.
He called on the public to get involved in the exercise to ensure that the set target was met.
Later, the Regional Minister, Mr Isaac Apau Gyasi New Juaben South Municipal Chief Executive and Nana Dankwa Twumasi Gyasehene of New Juaben planted a royal palm seedling each at the Koforidua Technical University, to kick start the exercise.
Heads of decentralized government agencies and departments as well as some schoolchildren also planted the royal palm tree seedlings, as part of the launching.