Reforestation

Our motivation is to repopulate the area with Tintos, under strict natural, ecological and sustainability criteria. We will be able to absorb a lot of CO2 and capture carbon, improve the quality of the land, increase biodiversity, abate global warming and also contribute to strengthening the local economy.

ECOCHARCO will carry out environmental education and social development plans; it will offer scholarships for extraordinary students; and will look for bilateral support with companies and national and international organizations that are committed to promoting the care of the environment

Tinto tree planting into ground

The financial challenge of reforestation is the long period without income that goes from the extraction of the seed until biomass is harvested for the first time. We estimate that it will take between 8 and 12 years until the first Tintos are harvestable.

We are financing various studies at regional universities to document academically the process of growth of the Tinto as well as the extraction of Haematoxylina and the production of coal, information not available to this day.

Cultivation

Fertilization.

We only apply biological fertilizers, made out of local ingredients.

Weed control.

The land and vegetation do not allow mechanical intervention, we perform it manually. Logically, we do not apply herbicides.

Pest control.

The main pest detected is the field mouse. For their control, we promote their natural predators, such as raptors, owls and snakes.

Moisturizing.

The local climate provides sufficient moisture to the plants. In extreme situations we will look for non-invasive ways to keep the plantations properly moist and hydrated.

Flowering Tinto tree (Haematoxylum campechianum)

The plantatión

We choose deforested areas, which are mostly used as paddocks or pastures, and which present the need for a change in economic activity. The existing low jungle is not touched.

We plant Tintos at a density of 2,000 trees per hectare, considering when and how much the land is flooded, because although the trees require humid soils to grow, young plants do not resist long-term flooding.

In spring, when the Tintos bloom, we collect their pods. From them we extract the seeds that we submit to a drying process, pre-selection and pre-germination, to finally plant the best in trays. Within our nurseries, each outbreak receives the necessary care for the time necessary to reach the ideal conditions to be transplanted in the land previously prepared.

We carry out the planting in a planned, continuous and cyclic way: from the noble harvested tree, the ink and Haematoxylin are extracted and from the rest of the biomass high quality coal is produced. When the oldest lot is harvested, new trees are planted on that site, and so on, successively. In our processes we use solar energy and biodigestion; we also apply the necessary measures and controls to maintain all processes in a carbon neutral balance, in order not to negatively affect the natural concentration of greenhouse gases.

Planting a tree with a special device
The solid and heavy wood of Tinto can be transformed into coal of such high quality that it qualifies as mineral coal. This was one of the pleasant results of the study carried out by the institute INIFAP in December 2017, in which the carbonization was done at temperatures above 600 degrees Celsius through a careful process in an autoclave.

Palizada

In Palizada, a wonderful and magical town in the region of the rivers, in the southwest of the state of Campeche, on the edge of the “Laguna de Términos” protected area. The predominant image are the 150 houses roofed with French tiles, brought by the boats that returned the trunks of Tinto to the world. One feels as in previous times in this picturesque village, on the edge of the Palizada River.

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Contact us

ecocharco.palizada
+49 162 208 59 72
Address
ECOCHARCO S.P.R. de R.L, Juarez 26, Palizada, Camp. 24200, Mexico
Email
Ecocharco.Palizada@gmail.com