Ethical Forestry's News

Operations update

2013 expansion plans push ahead of target

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As ever, all our departments in both the UK and Costa Rica are busy with operations. But it’s our harvesting, plantation acquisition, land preparation and nursery teams that are particularly active.

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Print and protect

How we reduce the environmental impact of our printed marketing materials

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If you have received any of our literature, you’ll notice that we feature the World Land Trust’s logo on them. This is because we endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint by using Carbon Balanced Paper where possible. 

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2013 Harvests completed

On target and on time

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We are pleased to report that our 2013 harvests were completed on time and our payouts are once again inline with our projections.

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Costa Rica diary

In November 2012, Directors Matthew Pickard and Stephen Greenaway toured our Costa Rican operations. Here Matthew shares his experience

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I regularly visit Costa Rica, along with my colleagues, to review our ever-expanding portfolio of plantations and operations. Stephen and I enjoyed our tour with Robert Brown, one of our Costa Rican based Directors, and are pleased to report that our plantations, nurseries and staff are thriving.

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Plant and Protect

Dendrologist, Ariel Rodriguez Guitierrez, shares his quest to protect the rare and endangered trees within our care

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As part of our Plantation Management Team, Ariel is always busy. Fortunately for Ariel, being actively involved with plantation management and tree preservation is his dream job; in his words, “It’s not work to me. It’s my passion.”

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University challenge

Gerardo Ulloa explains the benefits of a close relationship with Costa Rica’s universities

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As the head of the Department of Forestry Information, one of my duties is to oversee and implement projects with universities.

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Legal representation appointed

Mishcon de Reya

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We are pleased to announce leading international law firm, Mishcon De Reya, is now legal counsel to Ethical Forestry.

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Selecting the correct plantations

Ignacio Rodríguez Varela explains what he looks for when surveying new land

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Stage 1:

Any prospective land is first surveyed using GIS 

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On target and on time

After a productive spring harvest, our investors receive their projected returns

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We are pleased to report that our 2012 spring harvests were completed on time and our projections were on target.

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Creating the perfect trees

Ignacio Rodríguez Varela explains what to look for in a correctly growing tree

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To the untrained eye, a plantation may look like it is flourishing but on closer inspection all may not be what it seems

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