This past Tuesday, January 5, 2009, the tree maintenance crew cleaned the “Connecting Forest Islands in Costa Rica” project property belonging to David Alvarez. The property is located in Aguacate de Tilarán and was planted on November 27th.
The baby trees are doing absolutely great! They didn’t need much cleaning since it has only been a little over a month since they were planted. The day was very cold up there, with rain, fog and high winds. As they cleaned the evidence showed that the weather must be like that most of the time because some of the baby trees were still in their nursery bags and one amazing little guy wasn’t even in his bag, with his roots exposed and all were living and growing. It is so wet and cool that they can survive in the air.
We got a far away shot of the reforested area. We could never find a spot with a view of the whole property before because we were always sitting right in it. One day as we drove up the road to Lago Cote we saw the property in the distance. Enjoy this photo, keep an eye on it as we post more updates over the next two years and see how the pasture fills in.
Thank you again to our reforestation partners, Giant Studios. Giant's motion capture technology is what makes the Na'vi come alive in James Cameron's movie, Avatar. The second photo is one they made of Hometree, from the movie, rooted in David Alvarez’s pasture. They are responsible for completing the funding for this project with their donation. They named it “Project Hometree” to commemorate the relationship between what LRFF is doing and the environmental message in the movie Avatar.
We want to encourage all of you to become involved with our cause in one way or another. Please post a comment here and make my day. This is one way to be involved if you can’t volunteer your personal time or donate.
Thank you all very much for your continued support and……LET'S GET PLANTING!!
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