La Reserva Forest Foundation

La Reserva Forest Foundation is a Costa Rican non-profit, tax exempt foundation working to restore and preserve native tropical forests, dedicated to creating "tree bridges" linking isolated forest islands using volunteers and the local school communities, and fighting global warming through various carbon neutral projects.

Preparing the land for planting

Preparing the land for planting
The Maleku Team worked very hard at Isidro Blanco Blanco's property to prepare the land for planting. You see them here working with machetes. They planted 1000 trees here the next day after all of the tall grasses were cleared. Hot work! (view small | med | large | orig)

Queen Achmea close up

Queen Achmea close up
The Queen Achmea flowering stalk lasts up to two months. Each of these nubs are small flowers that open in a ring around the stalk each day until the stalk has bloomed up to the top. It is also edible. (view small | med | large | orig)

Queen Achmea

Queen Achmea
This is a beautiful bromeliad flower. The plant only makes one flower like this in it's lifetime. The the babies that emerge from the mother plants base flower one time and die, as well. It is a constant cycle. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dancing Lady orchid

Dancing Lady orchid
A native orchid that I call the "dancing lady". It can only reproduce in native forests with little human disturbance and sun. It requires a certain type of moss and fungus to germinate. (view small | med | large | orig)

First four hectares planted the week before

First four hectares planted the week before
Photo from Progress Report '14,330 Trees Planted in 10 Days!' (view small | med | large | orig)

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