For our afforestation on El Porvenir, we heavily focus on three special tree species – namely: Botarrama, Guapinol and Laurel. El Porvenir, with its overall size of 363ha, is located near Upala in Costa Rica’s North-west. Upala is a canton known for both its volcanoes and lagoons. When we bought this property in 2013, only a few leftover trees still told the sad story of this former rainforest. For many years, the premise was drained by commercial citrus tree plantations and highly dissipating dairy farming. When BaumInvest bought this land, it was exactly what you would expect: degraded and desiccated. It was obvious, what we had to do. Start a new story and grow a near-natural forest to remind those old trees of their glory days.
Location: Region “Alujuela”; canton “Upala”
Subdivision: Finca Tajo, Finca Pina, Finca Montoya, Finca Chicho, Finca Chapulina, Finca Chandillo, Finca Canal
Tree species: Botarrama, Guapinol, Almendro, Teak, Cebo, Pilón, Caoba, Cedro Amargo, Laurel