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Saving the Planet tree by tree - NATUREWALK leads the way in Costa Rica
NATUREWALK, Costa Rica announces a new program to plant 750 new trees for each ecological teak subdivision lot sold at NATUREWALK.
By: James Cahill
Nature walk is a teak plantation of 100ha, close to the developed tourist resort of Jaco. With 300 building and development lots at NATUREWALK this new program will lead to the planting if up to 225,000 new trees for Costa Rica.
If each tree sequesters approximately 50 lbs of carbon per year this adds up to 11,250,000 lbs/5625 tons of carbon per yr.
Sustainable Forests benefits include
• carbon sequestration
• Helps to deter the illegal cutting of the Tropical Rain Forests.
James Cahill from Costa Rica Invest said that “this is a part of a NATUREWALK’s sustainable commitment to replant unused pasture land with sustainable forests in a repeating and expanding cycle to replant Costa Rica in forest and achieve Costa Rica's goal of Carbon Neutral status by 2021”
Tim Alexander, commented, “we hope that this new idea will become the sustainable model for responsible development in Costa Rica and other Tropical Countries.”
Tropical trees account for 95% of all tree-based CO2 sequestration on the planet. Generally, the tropics are the areas between 23 degrees North and South of the equator. The average tropical tree sequesters a minimum of 50 lbs or 22.6 kg of carbon per annum. The woody biomass of a tropical tree is significantly denser than its boreal softwood counterparts, which is why tropical trees are usually hardwoods. In excess of 50% of a tropical trees woody biomass is sequestered carbon, which is why tropical trees are so important in the fight against global warming and climate change. Tropical trees also deposit or sequester carbon in the soil, though the amount trapped in the soil depends on local soil conditions and altitude. Consider this: tropical trees work 12 months of the year sequestering carbon, while boreal trees only work 3 months of the year. Most tropical hardwoods grow to maturity quickly (10 to 20 years), while their boreal counterparts take 80 to 120 years to achieve the same diameter as a softwood
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Costa Rica Invest specialises in enironmentally friendly, ethically responsible, high yield investments, primarily in Costa Rica. Naturewalk is Costa Rica Invests current sustainable project investing in development land with the added value of teak trees.