29 ha farm near Platanillo
Herewith some photos of EALA's reforestation project near Platanillo, at 12 km from Dominical in the south of Costa Rica near the Pacific Ocean. The area of the finca is 29 hectares divided in 8 potreros and a forested area which includes a waterfall of some 50 meters high.
In July this year 2019 we have started a reforestation program for planting some 1000 native trees in three areas (the potreros) grazed by cattle for many years.
We have started a nursery in Platanillo for wood producing native trees in potrero 1 and to re-establish the 20 meter protection zones along the stream in potreros 2 and 3. Tree species are: espavel, gavilan, guachepelin, corteza amarilla, guachipelin, almendro, guarumo, castaña, lechoso, mayo blanco, etc. We have also planted in July some 1000 cashew nut trees (marañon in Spanish). We finished planting some 1900 trees on Wednesday 7 August. Our cost was approx. $ 5 to $ 10 per tree planted.
On Sunday August 4, we had a visit of a group of some 25 hikers from Eco-lodge & Retreat Centrer Cascada Elysiana (www.cascadaelysiana.com), our neighbors. 11 visitors planted trees and donated 3000 colones each. Many thanks!
For more info about this project, write to EALAmail@gmail.com or call at (506) 8824 6143.