In our December 2020 work report we offered six-year-old mahogany trees in our tree market and were pleased about the high interest. Apparently, many people prefer a shorter term, even if the entry price is higher. That is why we discussed with our foresters the possibility of an step-by-step-investment with intermediate sales. We will present the concept in one of our next work reports, but we are currently covered with work and do not have time for it. The idea is that the owners will offer their trees after six years and collect the profit that is made from the resale. The next buyer will keep the trees for another six years and so on. After 24 years, the tree is harvested and has a capital wood volume.
Because we plant and plant, we have hired a new forester and other workers. Forester Pablo D. Ngojo also comes from the Department of Evoironment and Natural Reccources (DENR). The advantage for us is that he was responsible for land surveys with drones during his work on Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. We immediately pressed our drone into his hand. Our Monday meeting (see photo), which is always held on the first Monday of the month, sometimes not all foresters are present. From left: Mark Joseph N. Ibabao, our chief forester, has been at Mama Earth for years; behind Pablo D. Ngojo; Ralph Ace S. Gloriane, former forester of DENR and Jolly P. Balili, agroforester from the University of Mindanao. Right: Michelle Centino, accounting, behind Elvera Bautista, coordinator, Simon Hoyle, managing director of the Mama Earth Foundation (CEO) and Ulrich Kronberg, founder of the foundation. There are also 43 employees on the fields and farms