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THE IMPORTANCE OF TROPICAL REFORESTATION

Some resources to help you learn more about how powerful tropical reforestation an be to fight climate change and uplift local communities.

THE TREE PLANTING PROCESS

This introductory piece covers the process of planting a tree to offset a carbon footprint.

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LAND FOR PLANTING

Northern Guatemala has a lot of former forests that have been cleared for agriculture and ranching but are no longer in use.  This section discusses how we are able to use and help the otherwise fallow land regain purpose.

Topic Summary:

  • Acquiring Rights to Planting

  • Large Expanses of Degraded Pasture Land

  • Forest Reserves in Perpetuity

  • Reforested Areas After Ten Years

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TREES FOR REFORESTATION

Learn about the different kinds of trees that we plant, why these key stone species are chosen, and what goes into planting the trees. 

Topic Summary:

  • Nurseries

  • Tree Species

  • Seed Collection

  • Transportation From Nurseries to Planting Fields

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FOREST RESTORATION AND PLANTING

Replanting tropical forests cannot happen with out the hard work of those on the ground. This section outlines our leadership, long standing connections to community leaders in the Peten, and the community effort to help with the reforestation.

Topic Summary:

  • Leadership

  • Methods

  • People and Staff

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PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF TREES

The protection and preservation of trees is very important not only to restore a healthy rain forest but to allow the trees to reach their full carbon absorption capabilities which is crucial for fighting climate change and efficiently offsetting your carbon footprint.

FORESTS AND CARBON DIOXIDE

As climate change becomes an increasingly sever global problem, replanting tropical rainforests becomes more important. This section summarizes the since behind why trees are so powerful in helping to fight climate change.

Topic Summary:

  • Sequestration per Tree Species

  • Average Carbon Footprint per Nation

  • Calculations of Sequestration

  • Global Climate Change and Forests

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FORESTS FOR THE COMMUNITY

Our reforestation program is conducted with the full cooperation of local communities. There are many localized benefits from tropical reforestation that help the communities over the next forty years as the trees mature from reclaiming traditional parts of their diet to improved agriculture.

Topic Summary:

  • Habitat for Animals and Plants

  • Rainforest Medicines

  • Building Materials for Local Residents

  • A Pantry of Food for People and Animals

  • History of the Region Regarding Forests

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RAINFOREST ANIMALS AND BIODIVERSITY

Learn about the animals in a thriving Guatemalan rainforest and the habitat expansion that the new trees will provide.

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FORESTS FOR MANY PURPOSES

Contents:

  • Rainforest Albedo

  • Rainfall Patterns are Changing

  • Clean Water and Air

  • Wind Circulations

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