Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Monteverde Institute]



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Publication Date

August 2015


The Fundación Conservacionista Costarricenseand the Monteverde Institute have collaborated to support reforestation on the Pacific slope of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Costs have been low, funded principally by donations and small grants. The production of at least 8000 trees per year has been necessary to meet the voluntary demand of landowners. Here, we present data on survival and growth rates of tree seedlings that were planted on conservation land, tagged, and followed over time. Since 1999, over 180,000 trees of 93 native species have been raised and distributed to landowners.


Reforestation, Reforestación, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde


Author affiliations: 1) Monteverde Insittute 2) Fundacion ConservacionistaCostarricense, 3) Westfield State University 4) Ecosystem Fluxes Group, Paul ScherrerInstitut

Subject: topical

Reforestation; Reforestación

Subject: geographic

Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde

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