The Triumvirate Environmental Corporation of Somerville, Massachusetts, has partnered with Reforest the Tropics, Inc., (RTT) to plant a 7.5-acre carbon-offset forest in the Las Delicias Farm in Costa Rica. RTT estimates that this forest will sequester 188 tonnes of CO2 annually on the average for during the 25-year contract.
The following pictures of the young, recently planted forest were taken in January, 2009.
Bananas planted next to the sign are now producing fruit for wildlife and for the workers. In the background are lines where trees are planted. The competing grass is being controlled, a major expense during the early stages of forest growth.
Below, corn has been planted in the field between the rows of trees for food for the workers in the holistic RTT model. The bird on the stump is a vulture.
Below, some of the crops harvested by the workers from our forests: plantains, yucca, papayas, cilantro and bananas. Not shown are other crops, corn and pineapple. We have already seen deer, toucans, monkeys, squirrels, armadillos, vultures, and other birds in our forests.