THE NATIVE SPECIES

Below is information on important native tree species. We are encouraging local landowners to reforest with these species

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Almendro (Dipteryx panamensis)
  • Primary food source for
    Great Green Macaw
  • Primary nesting tree of
    Great Green Macaw
  • Canopy emergent
  • Does well in reforestation plots
2
Roble Corral (Terminalia amazonia)
  • Fast Growing
  • Good timber value
  • Fruits eaten by many animals
3
Bota Rama (Vochysia ferrugina)
  • Fruit eaten by Great Green Macaw
  • Increases organic matter in soil
  • Fast growing
4
Balsa (Ochroma pyramidale)
  • Sun loving, fast growing
  • Wood has many uses
  • Fruits eaten by Great Green Macaw
5
White Pig (Vochysia guatemalensis)
  • Used by many species of wildlife
  • Establishes easily in plantations
  • Loved by birds
6
Vanillio (Stryphnodendron microstachyum)
  • Fast growing
  • Good nitrogen fixer
7
Royal Mahagony (Carapa nicaraguensis)
  • Grows well in swampy areas
  • Large canopy tree that provides food
    for many species
8
Fruta Dorada (Virola Koshnyi)
  • Eaten by many bird species including the Great Green Macaw
  • Grows well with other tree species
9
Gavilan (Pentaclera macroloba)
  • Fast growing species
  • Nitrogen fixer
10
Monkey Pot Tree (Lecythis ampla)
  • Many human uses
  • Eaten by many species of animals (Mammals and Birds)
  • Large canopy tree
11
Cieba (Cieba pentandra)
  • Giant canopy tree
  • Large extending branches for bromeliads
12
Sota Caballo (Zygia longifolia)
  • Helps stabailize soil
  • Reduces erosion
13
Chilamate (Ficus werchileana)
  • Reduces erosion
  • Fruits loved by fish
14
Pilon (Hyeronima alchorneoides)
  • Fast growing species
  • Fruits eaten by birds
15
Corteza amarilla (Tabebuia guyacan)
  • Produces beautiful yellow flowers