Agroforestry Updates!

Agroforestry Updates!

Here are some photo updates of the plantings we have done the last few years.  The first photos are of the agroforest projects (where we mix in native grasses and other species with the tree plantings so they more resemble plant guilds you would find in nature).  The later ones are from our December 2008 plantings, when we were doing individual trees instead of the agroforestry system.  Many of them are still green, beautiful, and thriving, but a comparison of size shows that the agroforestry ones are much larger even though they were planted later.

All of the plants are mulched to conserve water.  In the agroforesty plantings the taller plants shade the smaller ones from the harsh sun of the dry season for the first couple of years.  Dead leaves/grass also provides more mulch for the growing trees.