Tree Nursery

The Corredor boasts a tree nursery located on its grounds, in Hone Creek, where they produce exotic and native species. Currently, the plant nursery has the capacity to annually produce approximately 120,000 plants. A percentage of the trees produced are used in the program to recuperate degraded areas and the promotion of environmental education activities in both elementary and high schools, that are donated by the Corredor Biológico for the purpose of the previously mentioned activities. The cost per tree depends on the species and the category to which it pertains (fruit or wood-bearing) In the case of the fruit-bearing trees, the unit costs is 350 colones and the wood-bearing have a cost of 200 colones, with the exception of pilón (Suradan Hardwood), cashá, cristóbal (Cristobal) and manu negro (Black Manwood) that being limited species, they have a value of 300 colones per plant. Additionally, the Corredor offers a tree production service by contract, when the quantity supersedes 1,000 trees, in which case the interested party must pay 50% at the signing of the contract for production and 50% when the trees have been delivered.   

List of Available Species
Tree Nursery
Corredor Biológico Talamanca Caribe
January 2014

 

Wood-Bearing Species1

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

Caoba (Big Leaf Mahogany)

Swietenia macrophylla

Meliaceae

Cashá

Chloroleucon eurycyclum

Mimosaceae

Cedro amargo (Spanish Cedar)

Cedrela odorata

Papilonaceae

Cocobolo (Cocobolo)

Dalbergia retusa

Papilonaceae

Cortez amarillo (Araguaney or Yellow Ipê)

Tabebuia chrysantha

Bignoniaceae

Cortez Negro (Purple Tabebuia)

Tabebuia impetiginosa

Bignoniaceae

Lorito (Ardillo, Lorito)

Cojoba arborea

Mimosaceae

Roble Sabana (Pink Trumpet Tree)

Tabebuia rosea

Bignoniaceae

Laurel

Cordia alliodora

Boraginaceae

Sotocaballo

Zygia longifolia

Mimosaceae

Cenízaro (Saman, Rain Tree, Monkeypod)

Samanea saman

Mimosaceae

Chancho blanco (Mayo / Yemeri)

Vochysia guatemalensis

Vochysiaceae

Pilón (Suradan Hardwood)

Hyeronima alchorneoides

Euphorbiaceae

Fruit-Bearing Species

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

Carambola (Starfruit)

Averrhoa carambola

Oxilidaceae

Guanabana (Soursop)

Annona muricata

Annonaceae

Lichi (Lychee)

Litchi chinensis

 

Mandarina (Mandarin Orange)

Citrus reticulata

Rutaceae

Manzana de agua (Malay Apple)

Syzygium samaragense

Myrtaceae

Mamón chino (Rambutan)

Nephelium lappaceum

Sapindaceae

Naranja (Orange)

Citrus sinensis

Rutaceae

Pulasán (Pulasan)

Nephelium ramboutan-ake)

 

Santol (Santol)

Sandoricum koetjape

 

Zapote colombiano (South American Sapote)

Quararibea cordata

Bombacaceae

Mangostan (Purple Mangosteen)

Garcinia mangostana

Clusiaceae

Species to Enter Next Month

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

Almendro (Almendro)

Dipteryx panamensis

Papilonaceae

Manú negro (Black Manwood)

Minquartia guianensis

Olacaceae

Campano

Vantanea barbourii

Humiricaceae

Sura

Terminalia oblonga

Combretaceae

Introduced Species

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

Melina (Beechwood)

Gmelina arborea

Verbenaceae

Teca (Teak)

Tectona grandis

Verbenacea

 1The English common name is in parenthesis where known.

If more information is desired, about the species utilized and planted, the Forest Engineer, Manuel Morales, or the Forest Technician, Jonathan Barrantes, who will gladly receive your inquiries. Our telephone numbers are 2756-8033 / 2756-8136. 

 

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