Many of our plantations are FSC
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Our land was used as pastures and in-depth analyses have
shown that it is ideal to grow teak and other precious
woods. It is fertile, slightly hilly and drains well. It
borders on or is near to the Panamericana, the national highway,
which facilitates the maintenance and harvest.
One of our neighbours is Forests for Friends Panama Inc. BARCA Panama is the plantation
manager and we have contracted them for the planting and
maintenance of our plantations, too.
The location of our plantations
plantation Agua Fría (AF) is 3 hours east
of Panama City in the province of Darién.
The plantation San Juan (SJ) is in the province of Chiriquí.
> excerpt from map Panamá-Darién with GPS coordinates
> excerpt from map Panamá-Chiriquí with GPS coordinates
Only when the financing has been secured
Trees will only be planted and plantations will only be established, when the financing has been secured. Thus, we will avoid the entrepreneurial trap of having to acquire clients with increasingly aggressive methods to secure debt capital that has already been invested.
The planting concept
Three quarters of the land are reforested, mainly with teak. 20 % of the planted trees are other precious species, such as
amarillo, mahogany, cedar, ronron (zebra wood) and rosewood. With this concept we want to avoid monocultural plantations and grow trees adapted to the location.
About one quarter of the land will not be planted. It is composed mainly of ecological enclaves and eco-bridges as well as wetland (áreas de protección) to encourage the local flora and fauna. Some of the land is needed for maintenance roads, tracks,
a house for the foreman and for the labourers as well as a
storage. These roads are wide enough to be used as fires breaks.
> our planting concept
Along with Agua Fría of Forests for Friends,
the tree farms in Agua Fría-2 are part
of a geographical and operational unit. This
facilitates the maintenance work and saves
infrastructure costs. Due to the areas planted in 2008 and
2005 we have an improved cash situation thanks to
earlier wood sales.
> the plantation
> pictures of "Agua Fría-2"
We bought the piece of land in San Juan in 2014. We now have
older trees (planted in 2004) which can be harvested
earlier. The plantation San Juan is a grazing forest
in which cattle and sheep are
grazing regularly and are fertilising the trees
at the same time. San Juan is a showcase
project in Panama and is giving answers to the climate
change which cannot be ignored any longer.
> the plantation "San Juan"
> pictures of "San Juan"