La Sabana is now home to 84 new trees. Over 200 people took part in the day of planting, the second one this year. One more planting day will take place before 2019 is over.
Just 77 more trees are needed to reach the goal of planting 5,000 trees in the metropolitan park. The trees planted are native to Costa rica. Some of the species include Cocobolo and Papaturro.
Another of the species, the Royal Guayacan is an extraordinary tree in that it symbolizes the resistance against extinction of forest species in the country. It has a pretty shape and even nicer flowers. It grows slowly and creates beautiful architecture in urban areas.
People of all ages showed up to help in this, the 53rd volunteering day for the project. They received an introduction in how to plant. They found it a rewarding experience you don’t get to have everyday in a city.