Reforestation Update of The Generation Forest


Reforestation Update of The Generation Forest

Last year's planting season was strongly influenced by the El Nino phenomenon. The phenomenon causes that Panama is significantly drier than normal. However, TGF's forestry partner was able to plant a good mix with their forestry concept and experience with different tree species.

TGF is proud that a further 463 new forests are being reforested. This area was planted with a total of 381,407 trees belonging to a total of 18 different tree species. They would like to introduce you to a few of them:


- Cocobolo (Rosewood): Just under a third of the tree species planted in 2023 belong to this tree species. Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) grows on loamy-sandy and well-drained moist soil, needs plenty of sunlight and grows relatively slowly. If the tree is planted early, it provides shade for the following plants. As a popular wood for handicrafts, its population is now considered endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).


- Amarillo (Golden Cedar): In Panama they call this tree Amarillo (Spanish: Yellow), because of the color of the wood. It grows relatively fast and has therefore a high potential for carbon capture. Some scientists call it a “climate super hero”. The Amarillo tree (Terminalia amazonia) grows in Central and South America. The wood is known for its strength, durability and resistance to pests, which is why it is often used in furniture making, flooring and shipbuilding.


- Roble de Savannah (Rose Trumpet Tree): This tree is a perfect pioneer tree because it grows best with a lot of sunlight and is resistant to strong rains as well as droughts. Therefore, it was a good choice for the plantation last year. 18,5% of the trees planted were of this species. Roble de Savannah is known for its beautiful colorful flowers which also makes it easy to identify it in a forest.


- Almendro (Mountain Almond Tree): The Almendro tree (Dipteryx oleifera) is a large, long-lived tree that grows in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It can grow up to 50 meters high and is characterized by its dense, hard wood trunks and the production of oil-rich seeds. It is also an important tree in TGF's tree mix with 8,5% of the planted trees in 2023.


We hope that you enjoyed this information. If you would like to have more information about TGF, please feel free to visit their website.

written by: Chris     published at: Jun 29, 2024

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