Map of where the sites are located


Proportions of the species used in the tree planting

Zones in which Canary Island pine was planted (altitudinal stretch between 1250 to 1575 ASL)

Plant % General % Shady zones Origin Age Production
Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis) 65 0 Island of Tenerife 1 sap Aguamansa nurseries
Cedar (Juniperus cedrus) 10 0 "" "" ""
Faya (Myrica faya) 15 75 "" "" ""
Small-leaved holly (Ilex canariensis) 0 20 "" "" ""
Canary Islands false broom (Chamaecytisus proliferus) 10 5 "" "" ""

Zones in which “monteverde” woodland species were planted (altitudinal stretch between 1000 to 1250 ASL)

Plant % General % Flanks Origin Age Production
Faya (Myrica faya) 70 80 Island of Tenerife 1 sap Aguamansa nurseries
"Madroño" (Arbutus canariensis), Small-leaved holly (Ilex canariensis) 20 5 "" "" ""
Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis) 0 15 "" "" ""
Tagastase (Chamaecytisus proliferus), Canary Island Laurustine (Viburnum rigidum), Picconia (Picconia excelsa), Buckthorn (Rhamnus glandulosa), Laurel (Laurus novocanariensis), Barbusano (Apollonias barbujana), “Viñatigo” (Persea indica) 10 0 "" "" ""

Plantation density - 1200 feet /ha
Best time for planting: from the 1st of October (after the first rains) to the 31st of December

Lead time:
Corona Forestal 2013:
Plant production: from March 2013 to October 2013 / Planting: from October 2013 to January 2014 / Replanting and cleaning up the brushwood: from October 2014 to January 2015
Corona Forestal 2014:
Plant production: from March 2014 to October 2014 / Planting: from October 2013 to January 2015 / Replanting and cleaning up the brushwood: from October 2015 to January 2016


Description of the tasks to be carried out:

Clearing
To clear the area we will use a manual motorised weeding machine. We carefully select examples of laburnum (Adenocarpus foliolosus), rockrose (Cistus symphytifolius), brambles (Rubus sp.), bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum), flax-leaved daphne (Daphne sp.) and other invasive and profligate plants that are not listed in any of the annexes to the Order of the 20th of February 1991 concerning the Protection of Species of the vascular wild flora of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.

Digging
The holes will be at least 40 x 40 x 40cm and we shall use a 35 to 70CV backhoe excavator with rubber tyres.

Planting
We will wait until the meteorological conditions are optimal; once the rains have come there is sufficient humidity in the soil to allow the plants to take root. We will use container-grown plants with root balls. Planting will be done manually using a root-ball spade or a similar tool.

Cultural care
We intend replacing any plants that do not take root, which may be as many as 10% in normal conditions. In years to come we will also carry out further selective clearings of the areas where scrubland has begun to sprout up again, threatening the correct development of the plants that we have laid down.

Reforestation with Canary Island pine. Estimate of fixed CO2 over the years
Fixed CO2 in the pledged period:
400 tons of CO2 per 2.5 acres over 50 years.

Source: these CO₂ fixing models have been drawn up by Genea Consultores and are based on forest inventories and scientific research carried out in forests near the planting zone.
Reforestation with “Monteverde” woodland shrubs. Estimate of fixed CO2 over the years
Fixed CO2 in the pledged period:
410 tons of CO2 per 2.5 acres over 20 years.

Source: these CO₂ fixing models have been drawn up by Genea Consultores and are based on forest inventories and scientific research carried out in forests near the planting zone.