Reforest The Tropics

An applied research program demonstrating climate change mitigation through sustainable farm forestry

Pruning Superior Nut Forest No. 3

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RTT is starting to prune the five-and-a-half-year-old Klinkii trees in the Superior Nut Company Carbon-Offest Forest #5. As an initial test, RTT’s forester pruned 20 of the trees with a saw. The cuttings can be seen on the forest floor, below.

Superior No 5 Jan2009 1

RTT’s aim is to prune the trees without damaging their bark. This is important to avoid attracting the black bee, Trigona spp., that may carry damaging bacteria to the trees.

Superior No 5 Jan2009 2

As seen in the close-up below, the pruning was performed while minimizing damage to the bark of the Klinki trees.

Superior No 5 Jan2009 3

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