One of Corekees early tree-investors, visited the Reforestation Site earlier this year. He wrote a small report about what he encountered:
“When I visited ‘Santa Rosanna’ (= the reforestation site’s farm name), the wet season had just come to an end. The fields where Corekees’ trees are planted, are about five kilometers from the main farm. The 4×4-jeeps get stuck in the mud this time of year, so we visited the young trees on horseback. This was not an issue; along the way we enjoyed the beautiful surroundings with birds like the Tucano. Even the eight dogs that were accompanying us, were enjoying themselves.
When we arrived at the Corekees plot, we saw many young trees. Each row housed about a hundred trees, neatly planted next to a ‘tutor’ (supportive sticks). Between the trees, shallow trenches full of water were dug and connected to a natural irrigation system. The trees were still relatively small, but full of green leaves. The upcoming dry period laid ahead for them, after which they going to keep growing. During our tour, we saw the local laborers removing weeds and maintaining the fields. On our way back, we even ran into a small alligator sleeping in the water.
Back at the main farm, we visited the fifth of five greenhouses. They were reconstructing it to prepare the greenhouse for a new way of planting the young cuttings from the trees. These experiments indicate a vast increase of growth for the trees in their first months.
After we took the saddles from the horses and brushed them down, it was time for lunch.”
– Anonymous Tree Investor –