Saturday, March 29, 2008
I planted this paricá tree from a seed more than 20 years ago. As a matter of fact, I planted the seed in an empty milk can and then transferred it to Bosque Santa Lúcia. It's now an adult tree and it's big. These trees don't have a long lifespan, like most Amazonian trees. They grow fast and then make way for other species. It's a favorite tree for recuperating deforested areas because of these qualities. I remember seeing paricá trees being used in the mining areas of Serra do Navio in the State of Amapá when I was there some years ago.