Adopt a Chilca Tree

Chilca trees are small, bushy trees that provide nesting areas for several bird species, primarily tanagers. After flowering, they produce a small fruit which attract birds which eat the fruit, leaving the seed to sprout. The tree shown here was chopped down an estimated 20 years ago, yet the root structure remains in tact, allowing it to regrow rapidly. The tree has been growing for only 5 years, showing the amazing growing capacity of trees in the amazon basin due to intense sun, year round growing conditions, and the intact root system.

 

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