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
May 31, 2016

Expansion to New Communities with More Trees

Jessica and Eduardo working in Tree Nursery
Jessica and Eduardo working in Tree Nursery

Rainy season has begun in Costa Rica and that means tree planting season. With the support of donors like you, our reforestation work is able to expand to a whole new community in San Jose de Rivas, near Chirripo National Park. We chose this community for numerous reasons.

It all starts with a human connection because our reforestation work is socially integrated in order to assure long term maximum survival of every tree for future generations. The process started back in January when two leaders came to our nursery asking for assistance in reforesting some steep deforested areas around a water spring that nourishes the entire area with fresh potable water. Concerned for the future of their water supplies, we began investigating if the rest of the community would be committed to participating in efforts to replant and care for a wide diversity of trees in this zone. Jessica and Eduardo came to our biodiverse tree nurseries over the last six months many times to work and learn how we produce the baby trees, organize our work, and learn to  inspire the rest of their community to get involved.

After making a solid connection with their community, these new leaders with Founder, Jenny Smith, offered an educational TREE TALK in the communal salon in the pueblo to gauge interest and commitment to the long reforestation process. Because current employment only consists in coffee farming in the zone, fairly paid jobs are a huge incentive for many members of the community to participate. So many people participated in the three hour conversation about biodiversity and the importance of trees to protect water supplies.  All signs indicated YES!

Yesterday, we delivered 450 biodiverse trees to a holding space in the community for acclimatization. Loading and unloading the trees is a great opportunity for everyone to connect and learn more about the different species of high altitude trees we will plant in the beginning of July. Another delivery of 600 trees will be made in two weeks for a total of 1050 trees of 40 species to be planted this year. This weekend we are investigating the planting site with the 7 workers, men and women, who will be doing the physical labor of carrying the trees to the site, planting and maintaining them for a total of 4 years paid by your sponsorship. We are so excited to share news about the continued progress of this new project as well as the ongoing maintenance of all trees planted in past years! 

Thank you for your continued support in our integrated work with communities in Costa Rica for the benefit of all of us! The more communities we can reach with biodiverse reforestation, the better our chances for saving the rainforest and stopping deforestation, as well as protecting water supplies and global hydrological cycles.  

Where the last tree is cut,  the desert is born!
Where the last tree is cut, the desert is born!
Jenny Smith gives an educational Tree Talk~
Jenny Smith gives an educational Tree Talk~
Biodiversity is key with community involvement!
Biodiversity is key with community involvement!
Unloading trees together in community area!
Unloading trees together in community area!
Our community reforestation includes everyone!
Our community reforestation includes everyone!
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Location: Platanillo, Perez Zeledon - Costa Rica
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