Reforestation monitoring and seedling survival rates for 2011


(November 17, 2011). Approximately 16 weeks after planting, MBF has returned to our reforestation sites to observe how the seedlings are adapting to their new environment. Once again, this field work is being led by Pablo Jaramillo, with help from Tacho and Gerardo from Alternare, Lalo and Teo (students from UNAM) and Agustín, Victor and Magdaleno who are from the community of El Rincón.The team set out to determine seedling survival rates in four reforested sites as well as the experimental plot. The experimental plot consisted of sites where an organic soil amendment was applied to determine its influence on tree survival rates. Additionally, trees from 2 different sources are being evaluated to determine if trees produced locally adapt better than trees brought in from a commercial nursery. After the rainy season, our preliminary results show that the locally produced trees have a survival rate of 100% while trees from the commercial nursery have a survival rate of 98%. In addition to monitoring survival rates inside the experimental plot, the team also monitored sites that were reforested in the 2011 season. Survival rates determined in these sites outside the experimental plot show similar trends. Two sites where only trees from local nurseries were planted have survival rates between 95-97 % while two sites where only trees from the commercial nursery were included have survival rates between 90-93%. The remaining reforested sites will be monitores as well to detetmine if these preliminary trends are also seen elsewhere. Pablo and his colleagues havealso noted that seedlings across the different sites are adapting differently, as the trees produced locally have a more intense green color and have an overall healthier appearance than the trees brought from a commercial nursery. If the tree seedlings from the community nurseries show a higher survival rate for the remainder of the season, it is likely that MBF will increase the number of seedlings purchased from these nursuries in future reforestation projects.

Larva (Caterpillars) Photo by Karen Oberhauser

Milkweed- Photo by Karen Oberhauser

Fall Migration

Spring and Summer Migration

Monarchs Nectaring

Overwintering Monarchs

Monarcca Descansando Vico

Main Reserve - Orientation Map

Helicopter View of Rosario Colony

A View of the Volcanic Peaks

Chincua Aerial

The Refuge Location in Mexico

Massive Clusters of Monarch Butterflies

Rivers of Monarchs

Exploding Cluster

Oyamel Branch Clusters

StormJan2002_MortalityClose.jpg

Col-Chincua(4)

Chapel Crescencio Morales.JPG

Burn Chincua

Campanio Chincua

Campesinos

Cerro Antenas from Donaciano Ojeda

cerro cacicque from top of pelon

Cerro Cacique from Curungueo

Cerro Pelon from Donaciano Ojeda

Community Carpinteros

Community Carpinters b

Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda

Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda

el paso forest

el paso forest2

elpasofores3

elpasoforest

hand with peas

Iglesia Chincua

Iglesia Ejido Chincua

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Irrigation Water Donaciano Ojeda.JPG

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logging pelon

logging pelon2

logging pelon3

logging pelon4

logging pelon5

monarca_isabel

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Mountain Crescencio Morales

Ocampo Cuna de la Mariposa Monarca

pea farming in crescencio morales.JPG

Pine Seedlings Donaciano OjdeaB

Pine seedlings Donaciano Ojeda

Poster PROFEPA

Eggs on New Milkweed in Maryland

Larva (Caterpillars) Photo by Karen Oberhauser
Milkweed- Photo by Karen Oberhauser
Fall Migration
Spring and Summer Migration
Monarchs Nectaring
Overwintering Monarchs
Monarcca Descansando Vico
Main Reserve - Orientation Map
Helicopter View of Rosario Colony
A View of the Volcanic Peaks
Chincua Aerial
The Refuge Location in Mexico
Massive Clusters of Monarch Butterflies
Rivers of Monarchs
Exploding Cluster
Oyamel Branch Clusters
StormJan2002_MortalityClose.jpg
Col-Chincua(4)
Chapel Crescencio Morales.JPG
Burn Chincua
Campanio Chincua
Campesinos
Cerro Antenas from Donaciano Ojeda
cerro cacicque from top of pelon
Cerro Cacique from Curungueo
Cerro Pelon from Donaciano Ojeda
Community Carpinteros
Community Carpinters b
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
el paso forest
el paso forest2
elpasofores3
elpasoforest
hand with peas
Iglesia Chincua
Iglesia Ejido Chincua
Img_0066.jpg
Img_0233.jpg
Irrigation Water Donaciano Ojeda.JPG
Img_0280
logging pelon
logging pelon2
logging pelon3
logging pelon4
logging pelon5
monarca_isabel
monarcas.jpg
Mountain Crescencio Morales
Ocampo Cuna de la Mariposa Monarca
pea farming in crescencio morales.JPG
Pine Seedlings Donaciano OjdeaB
Pine seedlings Donaciano Ojeda
Poster PROFEPA
Eggs on New Milkweed in Maryland

Main Reserve - Orientation Map
Campanio Chincua
Chapel Crescencio Morales.JPG
monarcas.jpg
Monarcca Descansando Vico
Img_0280
logging pelon
Img_0233.jpg
Overwintering Monarchs
elpasofores3
Col-Chincua(4)
el paso forest
Iglesia Ejido Chincua
Oyamel Branch Clusters
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
logging pelon2
Campesinos
Pine Seedlings Donaciano OjdeaB
Spring and Summer Migration
StormJan2002_MortalityClose.jpg
elpasoforest
Rivers of Monarchs
Helicopter View of Rosario Colony
Chincua Aerial
cerro cacicque from top of pelon
Irrigation Water Donaciano Ojeda.JPG
Community Carpinters b
logging pelon3
logging pelon5
Massive Clusters of Monarch Butterflies
A View of the Volcanic Peaks
Pine seedlings Donaciano Ojeda
hand with peas
Iglesia Chincua
Cerro Pelon from Donaciano Ojeda
el paso forest2
logging pelon4
Ocampo Cuna de la Mariposa Monarca
Burn Chincua
Community Carpinteros
Monarchs Nectaring
Poster PROFEPA
Exploding Cluster
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
Mountain Crescencio Morales
The Refuge Location in Mexico
Img_0066.jpg
Fall Migration
Cerro Cacique from Curungueo
Eggs on New Milkweed in Maryland
pea farming in crescencio morales.JPG
Milkweed- Photo by Karen Oberhauser
Larva (Caterpillars) Photo by Karen Oberhauser
Cerro Antenas from Donaciano Ojeda
monarca_isabel