Which trees do we plant?

In each ecosystem in the world there are different species of fauna and flora, and trees are not far behind. Today we want to tell you more about the great diversity of tree species that we plant in Saving The Amazon.
If you want to know and learn more about the different types of trees, in addition to their main characteristics, join us in this article in which we will talk about the different types of trees that we plant, their characteristics and the uses that communities give them with the ones we work
Did you know that it is the indigenous communities of the Amazon jungle who decide which species they want to plant? They know their home, the Amazon, better than anyone, which is why, depending on the state of their environment, their needs and those of the different species that inhabit this great sanctuary, they choose the species that they plant with us.
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We want you to learn more about the great diversity of the Amazon! That is why today we will tell you about 3 different types of trees that we plant every day together with the different communities of the jungle.

3 species of trees that we plant in Saving the Amazon.

cupoazu Cupuacu:

This tree is native to the Brazilian Amazon , the eastern part of the jungle, and was first brought to the Colombian Amazon to Putumayo from where it has spread. The Copoazú bears fruit all year round, but the season of greatest production is between April and June.

It is also known as white cacao and is highly desired by the communities since the fruit can be used in its entirety . The pulp is sweet and juices, sweets, jellies and jams are made with it. The  Seed, for its part, contains high levels of protein and fat, with which chocoazu is made, a product very similar to chocolate.

This tree can grow up to 18 meters in the wild, this is three times the height of an average giraffe! And its leaves can be up to 35 cm long and 10 cm wide. It really is an imposing tree with delicious fruit.



The word cacao means "food of the gods" . Its origin is in South America from where it spread to Mexico. This tree flowers throughout the year, but its fruits ripen mainly in the rainy season.

In cultivation it is a short tree, but in the wild it can grow up to 20 meters, and to develop optimally it usually grows under the shade of larger trees.

As many of us already know, the main use of cocoa is that of the seed of its fruit for the production of cocoa and chocolate.

In the territories in which we work , it is a very desirable tree , but it is scarce, it is more common to find species such as cacao de monte, which communities and animals feed on.



The moriche is another of the main species that we plant together with the indigenous communities. It is not exactly a tree, it is a palm, but even so it has a number of benefits for the planet and the ecosystem of the tropical forest.
The most important use is the consumption of its fruits for juices and obtaining mojojoy, larvae suitable for human consumption. Palm oil is also used to make soaps and is used by the women of the communities to strengthen the scalp.
This palm is also used to make different crafts such as baskets, hammocks, and brooms. The palm stems are also used for walls and floors.
Due to its great uses , the moriche palm has an important role in the cosmology of several indigenous communities of the Amazon.
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Would you like to know more about the other tree species that we plant in the Amazon? Together with the indigenous communities we plant more than 30 different species , each one is used in a different way and offers different benefits to the communities and the entire ecosystem. Dare to have your name planted next to one of these trees and transform the lives of indigenous communities, click here and discover more.

Did you know that you can adopt a tree and transform the lives of indigenous communities?
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