growing precious tropical
hardwoods for you!
20 wonderful years and
millions of planted tropical hardwood trees after our modest beginning
we are excited to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary.
Many of our tree owners have
come to the farms to visit their trees and to explore the thousands of
acres of beautiful natural rainforest we together are protecting.
All of the images in this presentation were taken on the farms.
Below is a
flashback to a 1993
video introducing Tropical American Tree Farms and Campo Real that was
then our only farm. Our guiding values and objectives remain unchanged
Tropical American Tree Farms, we are planting and sustainably growing
many of the finest species of exotic tropical hardwoods in the world -
millions of tropical hardwood trees, for harvest, for
profit, both for our own account and by contract for thousands of
individuals, IRA's, companies, and trusts.
Steve and a satisfied tree owner standing among his teak trees
as an investment, for your retirement
or for future college costs, transferring wealth to your children or
grandchildren, or producing your own tropical hardwoods for your
personal use or for your business, we would love
to grow these precious tropical trees for you!
The tropical hardwoods we are growing
on our tree farms are being crafted into some of the finest furnishings and architectural
applications in the world.
writing desk crafted from cultured teak grown on our tree farms
At the same time, by producing tropical hardwoods
that are not being
taken from the natural forest, we are helping to reduce the pressure on the world's
declining natural rainforests and providing much needed employment
in rural Costa Rica.
We are also carefully protecting nearly 7,000 acres
of tropical rainforest on our farms.
would love to have you join us in this unique and rewarding opportunity!
Since 1991, we have planted
more than 2 million trees of more than fifty different
tropical hardwood species for nearly 5,000 discerning individuals and corporate clients around the
world. Our focus is principally on
increasingly scarce high value, fast growing tropical hardwood species. Young teak trees for example
can reach 70 feet tall in just 10 years.
The tropical hardwoods we are growing
are highly prized for their beauty and sought after for
the very finest furniture, cabinetry, exquisite inlay work,
architectural accents, musical instruments, and other uniquely beautiful furnishings.
We will plant
and grow for you, your IRA, trust or foundation, your children or grandchildren, your church
or school, or anyone you wish, the same precious species of tropical
hardwoods that we are growing for our own account.
You can choose
which of our species of precious hardwoods that you would like to own, and we do all the rest. We will
select, plant, and care for your trees on our tropical tree farms in Costa Rica for up to 25 years, exactly as we do our own
trees, in the same professional manner and with the same experienced
Our tropical hardwoods are truly beautiful
At each thinning and harvest,
you may choose to keep the precious hardwood lumber from your trees
for your own use, or sell it yourself. Or if you prefer, we will sell
your hardwoods for you and send you the proceeds.
Your trees, and the tropical
hardwoods they produce are yours to enjoy!
1992 - before
we began planting and protecting
2002 - the same
area after planting and regeneration
"Thank you so much for our several
distribution checks. They have allowed us to do things we
otherwise could never have done. We are so thankful that you
shared this wonderful opportunity with us. . . We only wish we
had bought more trees when we first learned about you."
You may enjoy reading more
Notes and Letters
from our tree owners and what they have to say about owning
trees and their visits to the farms.
To see more of the process
of harvesting tropical hardwoods from our young trees and beautiful
furniture and cabinetry crafted from them, go to
From Trees to Beautiful Furniture.
We are motivated by much more
than just profit and we encourage you to go to our
Conservation page for more images
and information about protecting tropical habitat. We strongly believe
that with good values, care for the environment and desire for profit
can go hand-in-hand.
Butterflies are an excellent indicator of the health of the environment on our farms.
Be sure to visit our
Photo Gallery, with photos
of the beautiful lumber from our early thinning harvest of 7-1/2 year
old teak, tree owners enjoying their trees, and the wonderful beauty
of the areas we are protecting.
To learn the latest here on
the farms, you may also want to go to both What's
New and perhaps review back issues of
Tree Owners News, our newsletter
to our tree owners and others interested in tropical hardwoods and tropical
rainforests, to get more of an overview of our growth and progress.
We have designated all 14,000
acres of our 15 farms as private wildlife sanctuaries and abundant
animal and bird life is returning throughout the farms.
If you would like to know when
we post a new issue of our Tree Owners News,
please send us a
brief e-mail and we will be happy to include you. If you wish, you
may also mention your area of interest, such as woodworking,
education, conservation, etc.
We maintain strict confidentiality
and do not disclose e-mail addresses or any other information about
any tree owner or Tree Owners News subscriber to anyone.
You may also enjoy reading
one or more of the nearly 40 newspaper and magazine
Articles that have
been written about Tropical American Tree Farms and
Raleo, our sister company formed
to craft and market exquisite furnishings and architectural details
from the youngest hardwoods from our farms.
If you want to know more about
visiting your trees and enjoying the farms, you may want to read
Visit the Farms for tips
on travel to Costa Rica and locations of the farms.
We are protecting nearly 7,000 acres of vital tropical habitat. Together we can protect even more!
If you are interested in knowing
the prices for growing tropical hardwood trees and learning how to join
us as a tree owner, you may go to How to Order Trees. You are also welcome to send a
quick e-mail to learn the availability of the species you are considering
having us grow for you.
If you have questions about
having us grow tropical hardwood trees that aren't answered in
Questions & Answers,
please feel free to call us or send
We'd be happy to answer any question that you may have about owning tropical
Steve in one of our solar dryers with thousands of
board feet of teak lumber from recently thinned trees.
From North America, you
are welcome to dial toll free at 800-788-4918. From anywhere in the
world, you can call us at country code 506, phone 2291-0713. Either number
rings in right here in our offices in San Jose, Costa Rica.
We invite you to join us in
this unique opportunity!
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