Development firm donates endangered trees

Axiom Development Group, a luxury residential, commercial, urban, recreational and resort development firm, has donated of 100 mountain almond trees for reforestation along the southwestern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

The donation is particularly significant due to the endangered and protected status of the mountain almond tree, scientifically known as Dipteryx Panmensis, said the Uvita firm in its announcement. The trees form an important part of the natural habitat of Central America’s great green macaw, which is another endangered species that the regeneration process will help to protect, it said.

The donation is in keeping with the company’s commitment to taking sustainable development to new levels, the initiative adds new meaning to the concept of giving back to the community, the company said.

The 100 trees were delivered to Pedro Porras, director of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. He is charged with the protection of 270 acres of land and 13,300 acres of ocean along Costa Rica’s southwestern coast, the firm noted.

“Our strategic vision from the beginning has been to integrate our development projects into the environments in which we build,” notes Michael Himes, a founding partner of Axiom Development Group, along with Blake Delatte. “Our projects in the Costa Ballena region have taken that concept to new heights, and this initiative takes us one step beyond the definition of rain forest preservation.”

The 100 trees come from the company’s own nursery at its Élan at Ballena Beach development. The nursery holds 22,000 native plants and approximately 1,000 trees.

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