Successful seedling production for reforestation campaign

Algarrobo seed pods in Pacasmayo (Image by Xavier Saer, July 2022)

One of our most important activities for the year is the production of native seedlings for our reforestation campaigns.  This activity commenced In March this year.  The team searched for native seeds of dry forest species such as Algarrobo and Hawthorn.  We coordinated with the local farmers to enter their stockyards and extract the seeds from cattle manure. The manure was sifted and cleaned to extract the seeds.  About 1 kg of Algarrobo seeds and 1.5 kg of Hawthorn seeds were obtained. The seeds were delivered to the local municipal nursery in San Pedro de Lloc and seedlings were planted and bagged. 235 native Algarrobo seedlings and 40 hawthorn seedlings germinated at the nursery.  This seedling production was used in our first reforestation campaign of the year in July where they were planted in a 3-hectare area located in La Laguna El Muerto Forest with the collaboration of Mr. Luis Castañeda.  Thank you for all those involved!

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