The furrow where the trees will be planted
Yesterday, August 30, 2010, we began work on Project Hometree here at La Reserva.
Thank you to the McConachie family from Austin, Texas who were instrumental in completing the funding and to all of you who donated generously to this project. Because of you 8000 native trees are being planted, restoring eight hectares of tropical forest and increasing the habitat for the ever-increasing fauna at La Reserva.
The crew of workers worked yesterday and today cutting rows with machetes in the deeply meshed African grass. Today we brought some of the extra species we needed from the ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad) nursery.
The workers shoulders were tired this afternoon from chopping the past two days. Now that all of the species are assembled they will have a couple of days hauling them in wheelbarrows to the planting site and planting them.
Please be sure to see the photos, they tell the story better than words. We will keep you informed of our progress.
The crew chopping
Sharpening the machete
Unloading three truck loads of trees
At lunchtime today