Santa Elena farm
227.000 trees planted.
Santa Elena is a large cattle farm, approximately 260 hectares hectares and part of 2 different land areas owned by the Tijerino family in the municipality of Villa Sandino.
The family has long tradition in cattle ranging, however acknowledge the importance of reforestation as part of their cattle ranging strategy.
The Nicaforest program, became a welcoming option and the agreement was signed in January 2012.
The farm has a plantable area of approx. 190 hectares of which 100 hectares are planted in 2012 and 90 hectares in 2013.
So far this is the largest planted area in the Nicaforest portfolio with the engagement of more than 60 people in the planting season. The area is planted with approx. 150.000 certified trees of which 50% is clones and 50% is grown from seeds.