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
Nov 7, 2016

Follow up Tree Maintenance Insures Good Growth

Teresa chopping grasses away from baby trees
Teresa chopping grasses away from baby trees

This time of year means lots of rain in Costa Rica. And rainy season means the cattle grasses around all the trees we plant are growing thick. So, our workers have to return to every tree and cut away the grasses so that sunlight and air can circulate around the tree. especially during the first 4 years after we plant it. This makes the trees grow vigorously straight. Sometimes it even looks like the tree literally grew inches in a single day. It is truly an amazing experience to tend the trees over the following years and assist thier outstanding growth with good follow up care.

The workers who tend every single tree  are local Costa Ricans who  own  the farm itself or live in the surrounding community. As of this year, 2016,  we have more than 28 different family farms participating with over 12,000 diverse native trees planted, in two different communities, with 10,500 of these trees still under ongoing active management.  This year alone, workers have already chopped the trees  twice and will do return to chop grasses and vines one more time in early January to prepare all the trees for the long hot summer months from February to May. Regular paid employment for the local community builds long term resilience. The farmers develop a relationship with the trees and with each other and are accountable for every single tree for a total of 25 years.

So much community education happens in the context of this paid maintenance work. Fair pay stimulates conservation and practices of sustainable forestry techniques learned throughout the process. It also means the  highest carbon sequestration possible and the maximum environmental and socially just impacts measurable.  

Thank you for your ongoing support. Our community is expanding with your help and creating  positive effects in regulating global climate with grassroots real equaitable action for people and Nature. Pura Vida!  

Tree maintenance 4 years insures good growth
Tree maintenance 4 years insures good growth
Fair Pay Tree CareEmployment Conserves Rainforest
Fair Pay Tree CareEmployment Conserves Rainforest
Women empowerment with tree care maintenance jobs
Women empowerment with tree care maintenance jobs
Look at the healthy tree planted last year!
Look at the healthy tree planted last year!
Healthy tree planted 1 year ago
Healthy tree planted 1 year ago
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Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca

Location: Platanillo, Perez Zeledon - Costa Rica
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