Forest investment providers responding to increasing demand with second nursery Bonn. The Bonn ForestFinance group, the largest provider of forest direct investments in Europe, opened a new nursery in las Lajas, Panama. Thus, ForestFinance responds to the rapidly increasing demand for seedlings of native tree species on the national market and the growing demand for equity. The seedlings are bred exclusively from its own, high-quality seeds and sown areas in the provinces of Darien and Bocas del Toro on the ForestFinance. The new nursery complements the existing since 2008 nursery on the Finca of Los Rios. Thanks to our nurseries comes at us from seed up to the harvestable trees everything from one hand “, explains Harry Assenmacher CEO of ForestFinance group.
This ensures not only the highest quality, but also the continuous preservation of our ecological forestry rights. “104,000 young plants from our own nursery of forest workers collected or harvested seeds are in” Growing beds brought in the nursery after germination and then transplanted as seedlings in planting bags. Propagation and planting substrate are mixed on the spot itself. A roof made of a translucent fabric cover absorbs the Sun and also protects the young plants before heavy tropical downpours. For the irrigation in the dry season, a close remote River introduces year-round clean water from the Cordillera at the nursery. The seedlings for planting are delivered from a size of about 25 centimeters.
2010, about 104,000 young plants of the tropical hardwood species preferred by ForestFinance have been used. Cedro Espino, rosewood, mahogany and Amarillo are among the cultivated species. The capacity of the new nursery can be expanded up to half a million seedlings. Investors benefit from the sale of seedlings the seed crop in own reforestation and also additional revenues mean the cultivation of seedlings in the nurseries for the investors. The distributions of 2010 were Forestfinance investors of the planting years until 1999 Income from the sale of high-quality seed material and seedlings.