This is exciting news! We have edited the budget and project description on this project to reflect only three more months of tree maintenance. Have a look at the project page again and see what I mean.
We have made it our star project for end of year funding. It will take very little to finish the funding because the trees have grown so quickly in the Guatuso area. Jimmy Acosta Elizondo, LRFF field director, will be able to continue the maintenance on his own through April, only 1 year and 10 months after the first stage planting in June 2011.
Check out the photos included in this progress report to see the progress the trees have made and you’ll see what I mean. Some of the trees are still small and need a little more maintenance before they are above the grasses and vines that threaten them, but the vast majority are far above the surrounding vegetation. Once they are this tall they shade out the vines and grasses and a true tropical forest floor begins to develop.
We want to thank you for the support you have continued to afford this most important project for the Maleku indigenous tribe, the wildlife waiting on the fringes of the Rio Sol for the forest to return and our Mother Earth. In just 4 years this 35 hectares of restored forest will be sequestering and storing a minimum of 700 metric tons of CO2 annually.
Have a great holiday season and an amazing new year.
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