Resource Details

Agua Salud Native Timber Species Plantations

Project: Project - Scientific

Contact Info

Jefferson Hall, Project Contact -


  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • the Panama Canal Authority
  • Panama’s National Environmental Authority
  • HSBC Climate Partnership



Species Info

  • Terminalia amazonia
  • Pachira quinata
  • Dalbergia retusa
  • Tabebuia rosea
  • Anacardium excelsum
  • Gliricidia sepium
  • Inga puntata
  • Luehea seemannii
  • Ochroma piramidales
  • Erythrina fusca.


  • The mission of this project is to evaluate the ecosystem services and hydrology of different land-use treatments in the Canal Zone in Panama.
  • One of the treatments is a native timber species plantation.
  • In addition to serving as a treatment for the larger study, the reforestation with native species is intended to reduce soil erosion, restore hydrological function, increase soil fertility, and increase biodiversity while also producing high-value timber trees.
  • The project was established in 2008 when approximately 70 ha were planted with native tree species.
  • Of the ten species chosen for the project, five have timber value in the region and five were selected for the ecological value they bring to the reforestation project. 

Related Publications and Projects

Geographical Region

  • Southern Central America
  • Country

  • Panama
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