What we do
We develop tree farms and forestry projects in Brazil on degraded or pasture land in areas that have historically been misused. To supply the global demand, timber is farmed as a monoculture crop in much the same way that orchards or other similar crops are farmed. This practice is known as agroforestry, due to its similarity with both agriculture and forestry and it is helping to ease the strain on the world's natural resources.
Eucalyptus trees in plantations in Brazil are highly productive, with a rate of growth of between 30 to 45 m3 / ha / year, compared to naturally growing forests in North America that have growth rates of between 2 – 3 m3 / ha / year. This means that one hectare of eucalyptus plantation produces the same amount of timber as fifteen to twenty-three hectares of natural forest. Without tree farming, the world’s demand for timber would result in the loss of important and irreplacable habitats such as the Amazon rainforest.
Before starting a forestry project, we carry out an extensive survey of the land, climate and economic conditions to ensure the viability of the proposed plantation. The various stages of our research can be viewed in our project reports, which you can view here: Project Reports.