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
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.
We only apply biological fertilizers, made out of local ingredients.
The land and vegetation do not allow mechanical intervention, we perform it manually. Logically, we do not apply herbicides.
The main pest detected is the field mouse. For their control, we promote their natural predators, such as raptors, owls and snakes.
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.