ecoSpirits
Forest: Borneo
Q1 2020
Q2 2020
Q3 2020
Q4 2020
summary
1
tree
trees
number of trees
43.5
kg C02
years
avg c02 mitigation
per tree per year
435
kg C02
c02 mitigation
over 10 year span
10
tCO2e
current c02 emissions
per annum target
18
TOTAL SPECIES
1.5
K
TOTAL TREES
planting
site
PLANTING

The planting site is a previously cleared area which was used for storing felled timber trees. Once logging operations were stopped and cleared, these areas are rapidly over grown with vines and grasses which, without a shaded environment from mature, trees quickly out compete young saplings. The vines need to be cleared by hand prior to replanting and then revisted ever few months during the inital year to ensure the young trees are not smothered.

planted
species

Typical snapshot of species planted per hectar at Kinabatangan sites.

PLANTING

True forest regeneration requires a wide range of species in order to support wildlife biodiversity. We typically plant 15 - 25 different species with the larger percentages focused on the robust pioneering species which will grow rapidly and support the less robust but import species such as Colona serratifolia which supports a wide range of bird life and Durio gravelens, whose famous pungent fruit - drurians, are an orangutans favorite.

principle
species
PLANTING

Nauclea subdita

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall, this is a pioneering tree that can grow in sandy, clay soils and on alluvial sites and along rivers and streams. Young leaves used to treat stomach ache.

mapping

Octomeles sumatrana

A fast growing forest giant reaching up to 60 meters and higher with buttresses up to 6 meters wide. A important soil stabilizer and pioneer forest tree.

REPORTIING

Molotus Muticus

Locally known as the swamp tree, this is  fast growing forest giant reaching up to 60 meters and higher with buttresses up to 6 meters wide. A important soil stabilizer during floods.

planting
operations
PLANTING

Foresters

Memee Dairin & Norsalleh Abd Malik setting out on a big planting day

mapping

pre-vine clearing

Fast growing invastive vines rapidly grow in the freshly planted sections and have to be hand cleared to protect the saplings.

REPORTIING


mozaic Planting

Much of the Bornean operations are focused on Mosaic planting where degraded areas are restored connecting healthy forests and greatly increasing wildlife bio-habitats.