PLANT-BASED MATERIAL LIBRARY
South and Central American species
This library contains a list of species with material qualities that can be cultivated in addition to timber, focusing on plants that have been used traditionally for fibers, dyes, or sources of rubber and finishing oils.
The purpose is to promote diverse managed forest systems vs monocultural systems: A diverse agricultural system not only provides economic incentives but will also supply habitat for native wildlife in addition to providing useful ecosystem services such as erosion control and groundwater protection, based on site-specific needs.
Our intention is to showcase the use of these materials through various projects over the coming years.