Adopt a Chontilla Tree

Chontilla trees often reach as high as 30 feet tall, and are characterized by their large leaves.

Chontilla trees are beautiful top heavy trees, which grow slowly by producing 4 large intricate leaves at a time, which then grow to almost 6 feet in length! The leaves were sought after by Shuar and early settlers to the area for use in constructing roofs. When dried, the leaves are stacked several high and used in constructing shelters.

Chontilla trees provide shade for resting reforesters, a great relief from the brutal Ecuadorian sun, or heavy rains. Silver beak tanagers are often found perching on top of these trees.

Adopt one of these trees, and help reforest the rainforest. Its not too late!!

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