Reforestation entails much more than planting of trees. To be successful in reforestation, it is necessary to create a biodiversity capable of sustaining tress, plants, animals and insects. Often after an area has been deforested the top soil will simply be washed away making a reforestation project much more difficult. Planning a reforestation project requires planning for biodiversity, watershed, and sustainability.
Choosing the right "save the rainforest " project is essential to achieving a modicum of success. Managing a Primary Rainforest and it biodiversity is a lot different then managing a secondary or replanted rainforest. A Primary forest is an ancient and delicate balance and has its own biodiversity built up over thousands of years. A secondary forest is often a much newer occurrence and often has a multi use and multi functional roles between man and nature.
Sustainable forestation and reforestation is a recent developer that has gained in popularity and man begins to better understand the his relationship with nature. There is now considerable public interest in reforestation and the benefits that come as a result of planting trees.
- Reforestation trees include mahogany, cedar, and teak
- Biodiversity in the sub-forest site to include crops like cocoa (criollo & trinitario), avocado, pineapple, coffee, papaya , banana, and ginger
Other benefits that can occur from a successful reforestation project include:
THINGS YOU CAN DO Today that will make a difference!
- Apply for CO2 credits by raising a native group of trees that have the highest absorbs ion rate of CO2
- Apply for watershed protection credits
- Biodiversity Protection
- .Protection of natural beauty for eco tourism and tourist money
- Measure and chart the growth benefit of each tree, plant and flower as it grows and contributes to the sub-foliage.