Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica

 
$2,924
$7,131
Raised
Remaining
Oct 5, 2010

11,800 and Counting

Luis Angel and Eli digging the last holes
Luis Angel and Eli digging the last holes

We finished the planting of Project Hometree on October 1st, 2010. The last week of planting was amazingly wet but the crew kept at it, covered in rain gear. I think this tropical storm was named Nicole.

8000 native tree seedlings representing 84 different species were planted over the past five weeks. In the photo above are the senior members of the crew. Eli, at right, will be 75 years old this year. He didn’t miss a day, chopping the thick African grass with his machete, digging holes and, planting trees.

Last Thursday, when the Project Hometree crew finished the planting, we passed 11,800 trees planted so far in 2010. That’s almost 2000 more that 2009 already. Thanks to all of you and your great generosity we have been able to surpass last years total. Let’s keep up the good work and restore more forests yet, this year.
The photos tell the story of planting Project Hometree. Enjoy!

This week, October 4th, the same crew, minus Eli, is out maintaining all of the other LRFF reforestation sites. When they finish they will return again to Project Hometree for the projects first maintenance. We always try to come back soon after the planting for first maintenance because the new seedlings need attention. After that first cleaning they go on the normal four time yearly maintenance. My friend Michele and I were talking today, envisioning the future. With all the new projects we’ve embarked upon there will probably be a crew out doing maintenance full time.

LET’S KEEP ‘EM PLANTING!

Babies ready to go in the ground
Babies ready to go in the ground
The perfect hole and, hey, look at that beautiful
The perfect hole and, hey, look at that beautiful
Miguel and Omar, placing the seedling in the hole
Miguel and Omar, placing the seedling in the hole
Tamping the dirt down around the baby
Tamping the dirt down around the baby
Baby in the ground, its new and permanent home
Baby in the ground, its new and permanent home
Omar with another one in the ground
Omar with another one in the ground
Juan Jose and Mario, the other team, six men in al
Juan Jose and Mario, the other team, six men in al
OUR HEROES!
OUR HEROES!

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Organization

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
http://www.lrff.org

Project Leader

Roberta Ward Smiley

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Map of Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica