Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica

$2,924 $7,131
Raised Remaining


This project will allow us to reforest the last 8 hectares - which are currently still pasture - of La Reserva which sits atop the continental divide.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In 1998 the La Reserva property was left to regenerate native forest naturally by selling off all the cattle. Most of the land regenerated to secondary native forest by natural seed dispersion. The 8 hectares of pasture included in this project were planted with an introduced African grass that over the years grew into a dense matt that is over 1 meter high. In these areas the natural dispersal of seeds is virtually impossible. The project completes the reforestation of all 40 hectares of LR.

How will this project solve this problem?

Preparation of the planting site, which involves clearing of the African grasses and digging 8,000 holes for the seedlings. Planting of 8,000 seedlings. Maintenance for the first two years to prevent the grasses from choking out the tree seedlings.

Potential Long Term Impact

Completing the reforestation of LR will eliminate invasive grass that has prevented seedlings from natural regeneration, raise ecological awareness in local community, absorb 2000 tons of CO2 and increase forest cover and foraging for native species.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,924

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,924 .  The original project funding goal was $10,055.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Project Leader

Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where is this project located?

Map of Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica