Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica

Nov 8, 2011

Project Hometree, a Great Project

The furrows at planting Sept. 2010
The furrows at planting Sept. 2010

This past month Omar, Miguel and Kyra Hagl cleaned and replaced trees here at La Reserva for Project Hometree. Above you can see the furrows the planting crew cut in the deep African grasses to prepare the 8 hectares for planting last year. This is a labor-intensive project, preparing the land and now the maintenance. Miguel and Omar worked at cleaning and replanting for three weeks. Kyra Hagl arrived the last week and was a grand help planting replacements while the guys concentrated on the cleaning.

You can still see the furrows above but the trees are now taller than the grasses. We have one more year of maintenance on Project Hometree, this is a very successful project. In the majority of the planted areas the trees are growing at an amazing rate. There are lenses in the soil in all of our project areas where the trees just don’t grow well or not at all. Even the pasture grasses don’t do well. These lenses are usually a very fine-grained, red clay. 

The trees one year later in the furrows
The trees one year later in the furrows
Miguel, me, Omar and Kyra Hagl w/beers
Miguel, me, Omar and Kyra Hagl w/beers



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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Roberta Ward Smiley

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Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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