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Unique collaboration of organizations for the reforestation of Aruba

Ban Lanta y Planta, Stimaruba, Foundation Parke Nacional Aruba, the University of Aruba and the Savaneta Marine Barracks proudly announce their special collaboration for planting local trees to restore and improve Aruba’s natural environment.

Kenepa trees I Ban lanta y planta – Facebook December 4, 2020

The kick-off of this unique collaboration for Aruba took place from 27 to 29 November 2020 at three different locations: the University of Aruba, the Savaneta Marine Barracks and the Parke Nacional Arikok. The first part consisted of the planting of the very rare and protected Palisia Cora (Bursera simaruba), at all three sites, which significantly increases the distribution of this species. Additionally, at the Savaneta Marine Barracks, some 50 trees and shrubs of 18 different species of locally endangered trees were planted on a large site, ‘Park Van Dasselaar’, which has guaranteed optimal protection and a potentially high success rate for the growth and development of the trees.

planting pots I Facebookpagina Ban lanta y planta, December 4, 2020

Trees provide numerous important and essential – often also medicinal – functions. They provide oxygen to the environment and improve air quality. Trees bring shade and make for more pleasant ambient temperatures and reduce the ‘heat island effect’ caused by roads, sidewalks and buildings. Trees line our streets, and are found in our parks, playgrounds, front and back gardens, and create a quiet, aesthetic and attractive environment in many neighborhoods. In many countries, very old trees are a historical landmark and a source of national pride due to their beauty and majestic appearance. Trees also help fight climate change by absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide.

Trees for Aruba I Facebookpagina Ban lanta y planta November 27, 2020

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