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Coming To You Live (Well, Recorded) From Nicaragua

Posted Aug 25 2008 6:29pm
Through the magic of the moving image comes:


A Visit to the Return to Forest Project .

Scene 1: measuring carbon stocks. The workers are blocking out a plot 16 meters square, within which they will record the circumference of each tree more than 5 cm around. The mass of the aboveground (trunk, branches, leaves) and underground (roots) parts of these trees will be used in calculating how much carbon is stored per hectare. The measurements will be repeated all over the forest to arrive at conservative averages used to estimate how much carbon is sequestered. Before you can plant, you've got to measure.

Scene 2 stars Sarah Otterstrom , Executive Director of Paso Pacifico. She'll be visiting's office next week. This scene lacks subtitles and my Spanish is rudimentary at best, but I believe Sarah is asking about the different species of tree saplings and exclaiming at their beauty. And they are beautiful, aren't they?

In Scene 3 we reach the climax of our story: unloading thousands of saplings from the rainbow truck. Gotta get those baby trees to where they're needed most.

Stay tuned. There's more video where these came from, and we'll be debuting it over the next few weeks on our new Return to Forest Project page. Thanks for watching, and have a great weekend.
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