Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms

by Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca
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Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Plant 30,000 native trees Costa Rican owned farms
Zota de Caballo Tree Planted 2018
Zota de Caballo Tree Planted 2018

 

The month of MAY rains bring lots of work for our treeplanters and nursery workers and we love it! Given that we work outside, at a distance, we have been able to continue working even with the worldwide Covid 19 Epidemic. This has been a huge blessing for the families who work with us and we are so grateful that we have been able to be out in the field taking care of Mother Nature.

Thanks to our Sponsors who are sticking with us and relaizing NOW is the time to double down on caring for Mother Nature when the earth and her ystems are getting a breather. And so are we. If we are lucky and blessed enough to have all we need, giving back to truly effective solutions feels amazing! Thank you. 

Our trees are growing strong and our first objective as the rains start is to maintain all trees previsouly planted. This means chopping away the cattle grasses from around all the trees and giving them any necessary soil amendments like urea or cal carbonato. We've added some fotos of young trees planted in late 2018 and wow look how they have grown.

We have also chosen a new family farm to replicate our model in a new community called Ojo de Auga. It is very deporessed area with no jobs and lots of slash and burn cattle farming. We will start with 1000 trees on land owned by a Costa Rica family focused on conservation. Theya re so excited to receive the trees and once we finish up the initial colloboration and sign up process, we will start transporting trees and planting. Stay Tuned!!! 

Mother Nature reminds us how possible real healing can be when we all come together with a common purpose. This has been our faith that people will relaize that everything we do to Mother Earth ultimately comes back to us. When we give trees to repair her breathing capacity, we are essentially caring for ourselves and our loved ones. We are committed to ongoing efforts to regenerate the rainforest on the equator region of Costa Rica where these trees grow fast and give the most positive compounded benefits for the whole planet. 

Maintaining trees is first priority
Maintaining trees is first priority
Jenny loves to be in the field with the crews
Jenny loves to be in the field with the crews
Creating employment  stops deforestation
Creating employment stops deforestation
New farm new community zone to plant in 2020
New farm new community zone to plant in 2020
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Alvaro Manager of San Juan Tree Nursery
Alvaro Manager of San Juan Tree Nursery

Our reforestation community is focused on regeneration of rainforests. The work starts with planting the trees after seveal years of e3ffort seed collecting and cultivating the saplings in one of our 3 community tree nurseries. Our strngth lies in our constant follow up maintenance for every tree you sponsor. This insures we actually grow future forest for future generations of creatures great and small. 

The best part about maintenance of the trees for a total of 6 years after we plant is that we create jobs for local men and women while making sure the trees grow tall and robust and full of CO2. Educating the world about the importance of follow up tree care when supporting tree organizations is part of our Mission. Thank you for being part of our effort to call attention to "greenwashing" and change the reforestation industry with fair pay social justice for tree planters. Its hard work and the trees simply do not survive without it. 

Tree Planters work hard and deserve to be paid
Tree Planters work hard and deserve to be paid
Yedier has worked with us for 17 years!!
Yedier has worked with us for 17 years!!
Transporting the trees to planting sites is work
Transporting the trees to planting sites is work
Gender Equality Jobs for Women making compost
Gender Equality Jobs for Women making compost
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Pruning Trees makes them grow bigger
Pruning Trees makes them grow bigger

Growing a new rainforest involves so much work if it is going to be successful. And we love this because it creates the opportunity to make fair pay jobs for community members who otherwise would be struggling to find work. Plus, we educate about sustainable management of the trees we plant on their own farms along the way. It really is a labor of love and awareness grows along with the trees.

For example, we have recently returned to manage over 4000 trees that are 6 years old in order to assure that they keep growing in the most robust way possible. By trimming off the lower branches, we let in more sunlight and protect the growing forest from getting too shady. This means the understory also keeps growing which draws in additional carbon dioxide in the soils not to mention attracts bees and butterflies and pollinators, so impiortant to our very survival. The soils continue to grow more fertile fromt he naural decay of the trimmed branches and leaves or biomass. And the canopy of the trees continues to grow even taller and the trees themselves even fatter in girth.

Our workers see and participate in the process and we love to educate in this way, hands on. We guarantee your trees for 25 years and beyond. And we feel confident in this proimise because we are creating real relationships with the families and the forests we are growing. Everyone gets paid and is accountable for every counted tree and certainly, we overplant each zone to make sure our tree numbers stay on track. 

We appreciate our workers and our sponsors and truly we love to do the dirty work! We love Trees! THANK YOU!!! 

Branches and Leaves decompose and create fertility
Branches and Leaves decompose and create fertility
Fair pay jobs for workers stops deforestation
Fair pay jobs for workers stops deforestation
Look at the rainforest we have regrown together!
Look at the rainforest we have regrown together!
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Our work crews get paid a fair wage for every hour
Our work crews get paid a fair wage for every hour

Wow what can we say... we love what we do. And so do the farm owners where we work as well as the workers and nursery workers who produce all of our biodiverse rainforest trees.

This year 2019, we are pushing forward even though we have already planted so far are ahead and still have so many unsponsored trees. . WHY? Because we KNOW our rainforest reforestation solution works to cool our planet down by making cumulous clouds to circle our globe. Rainforest trees improve  healthy rain cycles and repair dead soils while growing food and habitats for animals. Planting trees on the Equator is so effective because they grow 365 days a year and absorb way more carbon disoxide than pure grass systems. The benefits of rainforest trees are superior to trees planted anywhere else. Of course, we want people to plant trees everywhere, we jsut want to impress upon everyone that every tree makes a difference on the Equator and if a person wants to do all they can to help solve our planetary crises, then we have to a little of everything. 

We include guarantees for every tree sponsored with our organization. We pay workers a fair wage and they love their jobs. The key to growing new forest is o go back and chop the grasses away from every baby tree we plant.

We  love Trees.

THANK YOU 

Community produces biodiverse trees 100 species
Community produces biodiverse trees 100 species
Tree Delivery is part of the work
Tree Delivery is part of the work
Horses can help us get trees to the site too
Horses can help us get trees to the site too
Our workers are tough and experienced
Our workers are tough and experienced
Team work makes the dream work
Team work makes the dream work
Healthy One year old trees needs maintenance soon
Healthy One year old trees needs maintenance soon
We return to every tree we plant for 4 years
We return to every tree we plant for 4 years
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Earth X in Dallas
Earth X in Dallas

 

We believe in the power of collaboration! Whether planting trees, maintaining them or raising money and awareness, it's part of our Mission to include everyone in ways that speak to them so that they too can feel the reward of giving back to our Planet and helping to empower people in empoverished equatorial countries to regenerate their land and their livelihoods. We do not spend lots of money on marketing or piblic relations campaigns. Rather, our organization depends on Tree Friends to help us raise awareness about the effectiveness of planting trees on  the Equaator. We hold space for individuals and businesses alike to use to their own efforts and products to voluntarily share our work and encourage their networks to carbon offset.

Recently,  we were invited to attend the Earth X event in Dallas Texas! We are collaborating with an electric compost product that is giving 1% of its profits back to the Earth by sponsoring rainforest trees with us. While we only received 1 tree  sponsorship at the event itself, we did make some amazing contacts for potential larger business collaborations joining in the concept of giving back for the environment and social resiliency building in the developing world.

We are thrilled to be working with friends from all over the world and especially this collaboration speaks to us because the product being sold is keeping organic waste out of the locals landfills. After all, we have to act globally as well as locally if we are going to solve the climate crises for future generations.

It was invigorating  to speak with so many people who were not aware of all the special ways rainforest trees help us to live! After all, trees are the answer! The trees we plant and grow into new forests on the Equator with fair pay are extra special! 

Tree Friends help us  market Give Back Rain Trees
Tree Friends help us market Give Back Rain Trees
We love Trees
We love Trees
Trees are the Answer!
Trees are the Answer!
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Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca

Location: Platanillo, Perez Zeledon - Costa Rica
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Jennifer Smith
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Platanillo, Costa Rica
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