Resource Details

Ashaninka Tree Planting Program

Project: Project - Nonprofit Project - Business or Private

Contact Info

Dilwyn Jenkins; 


  • Ashaninka Association of Producers
  • Ecotribal
  • Treeflights


Species Info

  • Inga feuilleei
  • Cinchona sp.
  • Guazuma crinita
  • Calycophyllum spruceanum
  • Swietenia macrophylla
  • Cedrela odorata
  • Theobroma cacao (although there are wild cacao plants in the local forest, this cacao originally came from outside the region)
  • Persea americana
  • Tectona grandis (exotic)
  • Mangifera indica (exotic)


Status: Inactive as of January 2011

  • The mission of this project is to plant trees in the Cutivireni and Tinkareni villages of the Ashaninka indigenous community.
  • From the community's perspective it was an opportunity to create a new tree garden to provide cash crops, fruits. medicines and timber while also promoting eco-cultural tourism. 
  • Also, from the perspective of Tree Flights, the program allows people the opportunity to mitigate some of the carbon from personal or corporate flying by promoting carbon storage in the form of planted trees.
  • The program began in 2007 and 2 hectares were planted with mostly native trees, one hectare by each of the villages.
  • There are no plans for the future because the project has been shut down due to lack of demand/funds for people to pay Tree Flights to offset their travel.
  • Additionally, a subsequent avoided deforestation project was more successful in that community.
  • Nevertheless, the trees are being left in place and the communities are committed to protecting and managing the areas planted in this project.

Geographical Region

  • Amazon Basin
  • Country

  • Peru
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