Costa Rica News – The largest tree planting project in Costa Rica, even larger than that of La Sabana, has started. The plan seeks to create a “green lung” in Heredia by adding 20,000 native trees over the next decade.
This Tuesday, the first 35 were planted. Randall García, general director of InBio, did a demonstration of how trees should be planted. He was accompanied by the mayor of Heredia.
In just 10 years, the trees will bring greater life and beauty to Heredia, growing and attracting beautiful species of birds, butterflies and other creatures. In addition to attracting biodiversity, the new biological corridor will reduce pollution and help control soil erosion.
The 20,000 trees will fix 240 tons of carbon dioxide in the air per year. The first stage will plant 496 in nine parks. At least 2,000 will be planted each following year until the goal has been reached.
As part of the project, INBio will carry out an inventory of birds in the area every three years. At first it is expected birds will pass by to eat or nest but once the trees are adult the birds will establish there.