Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action

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Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
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Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action
Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action

Project Report | Sep 20, 2021
The best time to plant a tree....

By Alfredo, Deivid and the forestry team | Iracambi Foresters

TLC for our seedlings!
TLC for our seedlings!

Good morning, dear donors,

I´m sure you are familiar with the quote in the title of this message?

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

Have no fears. With your help, we are on the case.

We're gearing up fast for the rainy season, holding our breath and praying that it comes soon. Just in case you wonder what our forestry team is up to, here's an overview of a week in their lives. In preparation for planting they are finalizing farm visits, collecting and storing data, and making a preliminary separation of the tree species most suitable for each property. They´re also checking on the seedlings planted earlier this year and getting ready to send in the first team to prepare the land and dig the holes.

Meanwhile the backroom boys and girls are working with potential donors and partners and we've recently come up with a retrospective of the program 2015-2020 - which we hope you´ll check out. We've included the link further down in this letter. Providing a quick overview of a program is always a useful exercise, and the main lesson we learned over the early years of the prgram was the importance of monitoring and maintenance. In our tropical climate there are all manner of competing species just waiting to suffocate the baby trees, but after two years of periodic maintenance the trees are able to hold their own! So this explains why around half the cost of producing, planting and maintaining a seedling is for labor. 

Next week Deivid and Alfredo will be off to visit one of our favorite partners in the neighboring state of Rio de Janeiro. They can't wait to get out into the field and learn from some of the best in the business. Zoom calls are invaluable, but nothing beats rolling up your sleeves, getting your hands dirty and exchanging news and views with fellow tree planters.

We'll be sure to update you on the outcome of that visit, and in the meantime, thank you, thank you, for your support. You are the best!  

with love and appreciation from the iracambi Forestry Team 

PS We mentioned that we´ve hired a new forest nursery assistant, right? Her name is Fran, and we're sending you her photo. 

Look how well this tree is growing!
Look how well this tree is growing!
Check out our F4W retrospective!
Check out our F4W retrospective!
Fran, our new nursery assistant
Fran, our new nursery assistant

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Sep 7, 2021
Iracambi forest program on steroids....

By The Iracambi Forestry Team | The guys and girls who get it done

Aug 24, 2021
Thrush song and the onset of the rains.... -

By Deivid, Alfredo and the Forestry Team | The Iracambi Foresters

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Iracambi

Location: Rosario da Limeira, MG - Brazil
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Luiz Gusmao
Rosario da Limeira , MG Brazil
$310,677 raised of $400,000 goal
 
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