Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Daniel Darius Nicer, together with the personnel of Watershed and Water Resource Research Development and Extension Center headed by Helen Maddumba, led a study on water interception capacity of trees in Wright Park, Baguio City.
Water interception capacity is the amount of water that the parts of a tree can intercept before it reaches the soil.
Knowing the water interception capacity of different types of trees will help in determining the kind of vegetation needed to prevent calamities such as flooding, surface run off, and other related environmental problems especially during the rainy season.
Said study started last year with experiments on the water interception capacity of pine trees then recently, on agoho trees.
Asec Nicer and his personnel also connected with nature through a forest bathing/ hiking in the Yellow Trail.