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Why does wearing a red bracelet help the environment?

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Currently, we have created some red bracelets which have pearls of palo santo. As you may know, Palo Santo is known for its many properties. This sacred wood helps eliminate the bad energies that surround us, attracts good fortune, peace and tranquility, in addition, the pleasant aroma of woody citrus with a slight scent of mint helps us to be in harmony with the universe.

This pleasant aroma, you can enjoy it for a long time, since it is a natural pearl directly from the palo santo tree. These bracelets come with a vial of palo santo essential oil, it serves to hydrate the pearl of our bracelet when we feel that its smell is decreasing, only placing a drop of essential oil will reactivate the characteristic aroma of palo santo.

By using or acquiring one of these red bracelets with palo santo pearls you are helping the environment, since thanks to the sale of these bracelets and other Palo Santo products (essential oils, soaps, pearls, incense) we finance our reforestation program and the creation of new nurseries.

At the end of July 2021, we began with the creation of a new nursery located in Santa Marianita / Manta / Ecuador.

This nursery is made in a sustainable way with bamboo cane, it has a space of 4 meters wide by 10 meters, which allows it to house around more than 3000 Palo Santo trees.

At the beginning of August 2021, we planted the first 500 palo santo trees, we used the transplant technique, which consists of taking small trees that are located in an overpopulated area in the forest since this influences their growth.

That is, what we have done here is to extract them and place them in the nursery so that they can be developed in a better way, here we will take care of them for a while until they are ready to be able to reforest them in different areas of the city of Manta, they will also be georeferenced and uploaded in our geoportal, in which all of you will be able to access and see in what condition and place our reforested trees are.

Within our planning is to go every 8 days to the nursery to give maintenance to the trees, today August 30, 2021, when we arrive at the nursery we get a great surprise, and that is that the trees have leaves, showing that they are adapting to their new home.

In addition, we also found 5 dead trees, this we can know because these trees took a red color and their bark was dry and their smell was scarce.

This is no reason to be sad, as we have also started with the creation of our seedbed for the germination of Palo Santo Bursera Graveolens seeds.

As you know this year the winter was very good and we have been able to collect many seeds, which are produced by palo santo trees 6 years and older during the rainy season.

These seeds are greenish in color, but to be able to use them it has a process; Palo santo seed is put to dry in a dry and dark place, it will turn orange-red and then turn black. When the seed is black it means that it is ready to be germinated.

What we did was build a 1.20 meter by 1-meter box. The base of the box is made of black  soil, we proceeded to place the palo santo powder and mountain  soil, trying to cover the entire drawer.

Then we proceeded to place another layer of black  soil with a little bit of palo santo powder and a little mountain earth, we proceeded to mix well. Once mixed, we make rails with a rope.

Once this is done, we add water making sure our seedbed is very humid. ready to place the seeds. We sow around 300 PaloSanto seeds so that they can all germinate, these seeds as well as the little trees will be monitored every 8 days to give them maintenance and put water on them.

Germination of new Palo Santo plants

semilla de palosanto

After approximately 5 months of having sown our first palo santo seeds in our nursery and of giving it maintenance every 8 days. ON January 3, 2022, we were surprised to see many new palo santo plants that had germinated.

semilla de palosanto

How they will know how to germinate these seeds in a place far from the dry forest, the natural habitat of this sacred tree, is very complex. For this reason we created our small seedbed combining various types of soil, to resemble that of the dry forest, we did it based on an impiric theory, which has given us good results and now we have to take it to the next level, which are the studies in conjunction with The academy.

We reforested 50 palo santo trees in Liguiqui

Every day we are reaching more people, teaching them to take care of the environment to reforest and to work with the palo santo in a sustainable and sustainable way.

Today, October 1, 2021, we visited our nursery to maintain it as I explained in the previous paragraph, but also to prepare 50 Palo Santo trees, since we will donate them to the municipality of Manta to reforest them in Liguiqui, one of the beaches of this beautiful city.

First, we proceeded to water our seedbed and the palo santo trees with water to soften the earth and make it easy to extract the trees without damaging their roots.

Once we have removed them from the ground, we proceed to place them in water so that they are nourished and moistened well.

Once this is done, we proceed to place the parodic paper with the help of a biodegradable league on the root part, this will help our little tree to be wet when planting it in a new place.

All these trees will be georeferenced in our geoportal to be able to give them constant monitoring.

We build a new seedbed in Santa Marianita

Reforestación Palo Santo

We are currently working together with the students of the Faculty of Agronomy of the Technical University of Manabí, with which a linkage agreement with the community was signed on Saturday, October 23. This agreement will allow 20 students of the Agronomy career to participate in the construction of a new nursery that will function as a seedbed where new Palo Santo plants, pepito colorado, ceibo, and other species of the dry forest will germinate.

This nursery is 9 meters long by 2 meters wide and 2.50 meters high. In addition, the structure was covered with saran, a special mesh that provides optimal shade for the plants.

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We reforested 500 palo santo trees in San Eloy

On Saturday, December 18, together with the students of the Faculty of Agronomy of the Technical University of Manabí, we reforested around 500 Palo Santo trees in San Eloy - Montecristi, thus adding 11,000 Palo Santo trees reforested up to the moment.

Each student took their group of assigned trees and planted them with their respective identification plates and georeferenced it in our geoportal, where all the reforested trees are located, in order to be permanently monitored.
reforestación palo santo

We are the hands of Mother Nature, and the best inheritance we can leave to our children is love, knowledge, and a planet where they can live. We are on the right track and with a firm step to fulfill our objective of regenerating the dry forests of Manabí.

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New research on Palo Santo seed germination

Nueva investigación sobre la germinación de semillas de Palo Santo

We are aware that anthropogenic activities are the real threat to the dry forest ecosystem where Palo Santo grows. This is why we want to reverse this damage as much as we can and create new methodologies for the care of this sacred tree.

We are now conducting the first phase of our investigation in conjunction with @utmmanabii. Which consists in the protection of rosewood seeds. This research is a pilot program that will develop a reliable and feasible method to be able to germinate the Palo Santo seed, until now we have been doing it empirically.

So, with great optimism, we start a new path in the investigation of this sacred wood that we love.

First phase:

The first thing we will do is cover the branches that have a large number of seeds with a biodegradable bag with pores (so that the branch of the tree can breathe), in order to protect the seeds and collect them in the bag without them falling on the floor. 

Nueva investigación sobre la germinación de semillas de Palo Santo

In May 2022 we will take the collected seeds to a laboratory where several studies will be carried out to learn the correct way to germinate Palo Santo seeds.

In addition, a comparison will be made with the rosewood seeds collected from the ground, in order to know which seeds are the most suitable for germination. We have a hypothesis that the seeds that manage to germinate are those that have passed through the digestive system of birds. We will discover that little by little, it will be a very interesting investigation.

All the PaloSanto trees that we manage to germinate will be used in future reforestations.

Have you ever wondered the meaning of this red string or bracelet? Why should we wear a red bracelet on our wrist?

The red bracelet, commonly known as the red string, is a very popular bracelet that has received a lot of attention. Their beliefs are diverse. They use it in practices of Buddhism, Kabbalah, Hinduism, or even Christianity, including many famous people and celebrities, such as Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus wear it as a red rope bracelet.

The red bracelet can be worn on the left or right wrist. Its meaning is varied, it is considered a vital force, a form of protection against bad energies. Also as a source of attracting good luck and good fortune. The red bracelet is also considered a symbol that remembers our vows or promises. Or simply, wear it as a nice jewelry accessory.

Each bracelet is unique and personal, that is to say, it will not be able to be lent, much less remove it off the wrist, in the case of breaking it is advisable to acquire another. 

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