The company contributed millions of trees to reforestation in Costa Rica

The company contributed millions of trees to reforestation in Costa Rica

San Jose, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) reported today that it has planted 22.7 million trees to help reforest and protect water in springs and aquifers.

This number of trees have been harvested from ICE nurseries in Alajuela, Cartago and Guanacaste since 1960 and were originally destined for forest restoration at the protective banks of their hydroelectric power plants.

They later began supporting local communities and reforestation committees in schools and colleges to mitigate the severe deforestation of the early twentieth century and also help counteract the effects of climate change and global warming.

The public body recalls that since 2018 and in accordance with the National Decarbonization Plan, it has donated 2.5 million forest specimens to increase national coverage, including 192,000 this year.

This effort is also in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Rodolfo Quirós, ICE’s Socio-Environmental Management Coordinator, pointed out that by planting these trees, we not only create forest areas that protect our water resources, but also directly help mitigate the effects of climate change and global warming.

After pointing out that it chose the yellow Cortés as its symbol tree a decade ago, ICE explains that among the species reproduced, aguacatillo, river almond, mahogany, cas, bitter cedar, blackwood, water apple and sotacacallo stand out.

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