Planted Forests Market

Why Should We Do Green Savings?

Participation in the Business of Gross Domestic Product  (GDP)

“Planted forests, especially pine and eucalyptus, are one of the most important sectors of Brazilian agriculture, now totaling about 5.5 million hectares in the country. The wood from these plantations is for the production of paper, charcoal, industrial energy, solid wood products, furniture, among others. The supply chain that is based on planted forests, generating about 4.1 million jobs and accounts for approximately 4.5% of Gross Domestic Product.”

Source: update seminar on the system for collecting and transporting wood and forest transportation

Additional Revenue – Sale of Carbon Credits

It is already reality the sale of carbon credits obtained in commercial reforestation of eucalyptus, as the case below the Plantar Company.

PLANTAR PROJECT – This project was developed through a partnership between the Plantar S/A and the Prototype Carbon Fund of the World Bank (Prototype Carbon Fund – PCF). It is the first Brazilian project to mitigate greenhouse gas approved by the World Bank. The goal is to ensure the use of renewable fuel (charcoal from reforestation) in place of fossil fuels (coal) or non-renewable energy (charcoal from native forests), in the steel industry at the state of Minas Gerais. The project is based on Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol, according to the criteria of the Clean Development Mechanism – CDM ”

Source: ‘Plantar”

ADVANTAGES OF EUCALYPTUS

  • internal rate of return 20% to 30% per year
  • Carbon Sequestration;
  • Trees that tolerates adverse conditions;
  • Multiple-use: wood, coal, anchor, fence posts, post, paper, furniture and othes ;
  • Largest annual growth rate;
  • High technology developed by steel and cellulose industry;
  • Environmental appeal: the increase of the planted areas provide less pressure on native forests .

THE MYTHS SURRUONDING THE EUCALYPTUS

” Some say that eucalyptus dry soil by the high amount of water that roots absorb, or he is impoverishing the soil, as it consumes large quantities of nutrients and, sthill othres, say that eucalyptus as a exotic plant can form green deserts hindering the development of other crops and negatively affecting the biodiversity. Now let’s see what RESERCH INSTITUTIONS as Federal University of Vicosa, Federal University of Parana, Unicamp and Forest Reserch Institute say about the subject:

  • The water consumption of the culture of eucalyptus is lower than in most species such as soybeans, coffee and wheat, also exotic plants. Its cultivation has not the ability to dry the springs because the water that eucalyptus is used from the topsoil, because their roots do not exceed 2.5 meters deep and therefore do not reach the groundwater. Water consumption by Eucalyptus is equal to the consumption of any other native forest. Just to give you an idea, to produce one kilo of wood are consumed 350 liters of water to produce one kilo of soybeans are required 2.000 liters of water. Remember that this calculation to account all vegetative and reproductive processes that the plant goes through.
  • With regard to the impoverishment of the soil, it is worth remembering that almost all the nutrients that uses eucalyptus , it returns to the soil after harvest, as bark, leaves and branches have 70% of the nutrients remain in place and being gradually incorporated into the soil as organic matter. “

Source: “O  Vale”

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