Activity on the Arbor Day
On 20th May 2016 (the third Friday of May), an environmental training workshop was held with staff from the Ministry of Environment of Panama, MIAMBIENTE, which cooperates with the Camino de Cruces National Park to celebrate the “National Arbor Day”, by means of the activity "Let’s rescue a tree".
The aim of the activity was to recover natural regeneration species of rootstock trees located on paths in the forest so that they could be relocated to other areas without trees, and, in so doing, to enrich the forests with local, endemic and native species, while preventing alien species from being introduced.
Prior to the day of the activity, the areas within the path that had rootstock regeneration and were intended to be rescued were identified, selected and marked.
Different subcontractors based in the Workshops in Centenario (PACADAR PANAMA and ARMATEK), PM (Yajaira and Hortensia) and staff from CL2 took part in it, where not only did they interact with one another, but they also had the opportunity to find out more about the paths in Camino de Cruces National Park and learn the correct way to sow, rescue, transplant and handle seedlings.
The first phase of the activity-workshop involved filling bags with previously prepared black soil, as well as preparing and identifying the area where the bags would be placed.
The activity began at 12:30 pm with staff from CL2, PM Armatek and PACADAR PANAMA participating and getting information about the park, the path and the activity to be performed.
The activity finished at 3:30 pm, with 30 people having participated in the salvage of 120 species of tree seedlings. Among the species identified, it is worth noting the Panama trees, Wild Cashews, White-Olive, Cocobolo, Mahogany, West Indian Elm, Guabita Cansaboca, Cuipo, Elephant-Ear Tree, and Caimito.