Your trees will be part of a group of pioneer species, that is, fast-growing trees. Some of these produce a lot of litter (dry leaf fall) providing organic matter and help reduce soil erosion. Other pioneer species have large leaves and provide shade, allowing the arrival of trees from within the forest that cannot grow in full sunlight. There are others that attract birds, these, when visiting the restoration area, usually disperse the seeds of the fruits they eat from the forest.
This is how the planting of your pioneer trees initiates a restoration process and creates optimal conditions for the arrival of new trees from the old forest. These are some of the most representative pioneer species that we will use for restoration:
The seed was collected within our forest by people from the community and with the support of our environmental resources technologist.
Their mother trees are marked, georeferenced, identified and measured for monthly monitoring in order to visit them in their next production season.
Once they are collected they are taken to the nursery of Don Nando and Doña Rubi, they are in charge of germinating them and taking care of them until they are the ideal size to return to the forest.
Due to our geographical location and to make sure we give our trees all the necessary conditions for them to grow and survive, we only have to sow twice a year, in the months of April and October, when the soil is in optimal humidity conditions.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once your trees are planted you will receive a certificate and all the information about the planting made with photos and other audiovisual elements.
YOU SHOULD CONSIDER
The species for this planting are: Campano(Samaneasaman), Earmuff(Enterolobium cyclocarpum), Guayacan(Tabebuia rosea), guamo(Inga sp.), Juana Mestiza(Pterocarpus sp.). The characteristics of these species are suitable for restoration because they are fast growing and resistant to the difficult conditions of degraded soil.
The price of each tree includes all the necessary care for it to survive for a period of three years, after this time it will have the ability to survive without help.