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

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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

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