CanopyCo carbon offsetting and reforestation in Ecuador, South America.

Reforestation in Ecuador

Reforesting native tree species in Ecuador CanopyCo works in areas where the need for reforestation is recognized by the local population; our reforestation will have a threefold benefit for the environment;

 *  Trees will absorb carbon dioxide emissions and help the atmosphere

 *  Water sources will replenish through greater fog interceptionand shade protection

 *  As the forests establish the food chain will extend increasing the diversity of flora and fauna

The trees we plant are not exotic timber woods but native tree species found in the area that have as a primary function the provision of habitat for bird life and animals.

Don Jeronimo, reforesting native tree species in Ecuador
We have a dedicated team that monitor the success of reforested areas, and as a responsible organization, we plant 25% more trees on our own account to cover any natural losses that may occur. This way the carbon dioxide is offset as required.

The principal measure to ensure the welfare of the native trees is the careful identification of reforestation areas; we work only with families and communities that demonstrate a real interest in the preservation and recuperation of their native forests.

Continual data collection from the sites provides increased understanding of forest development and will allow the incorporation of refined techniques such as:

A new sapling of Fucuna found growing from the base of a Guatze tree suggesting the dispersal of its seed by either forest dwelling mammals or birds.
1.Using carefully selected food sources to attract birds and animals to aid seed dispersion of hard to reproduce forest species.

2.Combining shrubs with slow growing tree species to provide warm microclimates to help protect them from frosts at higher elevations.

3.Observation of tree reproduction methods to improve tree nursery productivity.

  Planting native trees  

We only plant native species as these are adapted to the local ecosystem, unlike non native pine or eucalyptus trees. Native species are non-damaging and will actually help the ecosystem by stimulating biodiversity, helping the reintroduction of other species of flora and fauna. Whereas pine and eucalyptus trees damage local ecosystems with their excessive demands on the water table that lead to reduced plant diversity and in extreme cases, desertification.

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