19/04/2018 - Reforest'Action
Nearly 17,000 trees were recently planted in Peru by our partner in the field, the Urku Institute. Discover the photos of the plantations!
Rubber trees to restore the Amazon forest
The majority of the trees planted this month in Peru belong to the species Hevea brasiliensis, native to the Amazon forest. These plants are mixed with many other species: Moringa, Aguaje, Majambo, Uvilla, Pakay, Caimito, Cucarda, Ricacha and Achira. Most of them have their roots in the Escalera Cordillera Regional Conservation Area. The rest was planted in Tarapoto and San Jose de Sisa.
In addition to enriching a forest degraded by deforestation and allowing the return of biodiversity, Hevea allows the production of natural rubber found in many everyday objects. These plantations have benefited dozens of local actors, associations, municipalities and farmers.
Young shoots in nurseries
Last month, the San José de Sisa nursery produced 4800 Maya walnut plants. This traditional Peruvian species can reach a height of 40 meters. Renowned for its nutritional values, its fruits and seeds are very rich and can make juices. The leaves are used in infusion to fight infections, asthma and also as fodder for livestock.
In total, more than 60,000 plants were planted in one year by Urku thanks to Reforest'Action funding. Congratulations and thanks to the Reforest'Actors!
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