Planting continues.

Planting continues.     So far, our June rainfall has totaled 5 ½” and with more to come it bodes well for the success of this season’s crop. In preparation for the planting of another plot of hardwood saplings our crews use posts to create straight lines and to mark…

Where money grows on trees

GREEN-FINGERED folk who invested in British forests over the past decade did better, on average, than those who planted their cash in more obvious places, such as stocks and bonds. According to the IPD UK Annual Forestry Index, a sample of 133 commercial forests in Britain, forests returned 18.4% last…

Activities from March 1st to 31st, 2015

 Activity report for Selva Cristalina.         March 2015.    Paulownia irrigation: Irrigation to all of the paulownias was performed. This work required the use of a total of 211 men during the month of March. No threat of plant disease or fire was reported in the area. Shade trimming: Shade trimming was…

Activities from February 1st to 28th, 2015

Activity report for Selva Cristalina.    February 2015.   Paulownias irrigation: Irrigation to all paulownias was performed. This work used a total of 295 men during the month of Feb. No threat of plant disease or forest fire was reported in the area. Shade trimming: Shade trimming was performed using a…

Activities from January 1st to the 31st, 2015

Activity report for Selva Cristalina farm.    Jan 2015.   Paulownias irrigation:  Constant irrigation is performed on a total of 11,000 paulownia plants allowing smaller plants to stay alive. No threat of plant disease was reported in the area. Shade trimming: Opening of sunlight is needed to allow the new saplings…