Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Jan 17, 2010

Progress at Project Hometree Here on Earth

Hometree in the David Alvarez pasture
Hometree in the David Alvarez pasture

Avatar, the biggest movie ever made was released on December 18th. The environmental message takes place on an alien planet that is a metaphor for Earth and what is happening here.

Giant Studios had commemorative wristbands made to give away at the screening party they held for the cast and crew on December 16th. Each wristband is embossed with AVATAR, GIANT STUDIOS and PROJECT HOMETREE. Together we created a small booklet that was attached to each wristband talking about the collaboration between Giant Studios and the La Reserva Forest Foundation with before and after photos of tropical reforestation.

Before the movie’s release we jointly created a new URL at When this link is clicked it takes you directly to the LRFF website ( and the new page we created there for Project Hometree. Giant Studios has also included Project Hometree on their website at as one of their projects.

The “Project Hometree, La Tejona, Costa Rica” project at Global Giving has now earned $1307.00 from 20 donors. Thank you all for your valuable support. We are hoping to get these projects funded before the rainy season beginning in June, tree planting time.

We will be collaborating, directly or indirectly, on more projects in the future with our friends at Giant Studios. They are dedicated to restoring the world’s vital native, tropical forests for all the right reasons.

The first photo is of Hometree in the movie Avatar superimposed on David Alvarez’s newly planted corridor property done at Giant Studios. The second is a new shot of the Hometree here at La Reserva, Papa Loco. The last photo is of a new miniature orchid we’ve been seeing recently here.

Please feel free to post a comment or a question here. We appreciate any feedback. Your support comes in many forms.

Papa Loco, La Reserva
Papa Loco, La Reserva's Hometree
Newly seen miniature orchid
Newly seen miniature orchid



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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Project Leader:
Matthew Lee
Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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