Friday, July 18, 2008

Adopt a Tropical Tree

"Joyous is the slightly sensitive tree..." (Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet).

Last Friday, June 27th the students at Gabriela Mistral School in Nicaragua celebrated the Day of Tree with the initiative Adopt a Tropical Tree Project. In homage to Prof. Hulda Zelaya, this reforestation project is planted by the students of the school Centro Educativo Público Gabriela Mistral with the help of Prof. Ana Teresa Urbina.

Tropical hardwood trees transform water into vapor helping to create clouds which reflect solar light and in turn diminish global warming.This process happens at a greater level in the tropics more than any other latitude.

Photo: Ana Teresa Urbina