RESTORATION & REFORESTATION
The planting design is special in this project for two reasons. First, we place great emphasis on creating an endemic, natural forest, including SPIX and RED LIST ADD. Second, we plant (caatinga book) plants, which has several advantages:
Soil improvement The planted legumes not only fix nitrogen, but at the same time promote humus formation and protect the soil from erosion.
Shade The accompanying vegetation grows very quickly and therefore provides shade and moisture forour young trees.
Protection against pests The accompanying vegetation is the preferred food for many animal species. This keeps the tree seedling protected.
Windbreak Fast growing plants circularly around seedlings planting, this is the perfect windbreak for young, thin tree trunks.