About the Trees

Chile's native forests include the world's second largest expanse of temperate rainforest, including the Valdivian Rainforest dominated by the siempre verde (“forever green”) forest type that is unique to southern Chile and Argentina. More than one-quarter of the world's remaining temperate rainforests are in Chile. The araucaria tree and the alerce trees are two of the rarest tree species on the planet. The araucaria is the world's oldest surviving tree species, at 200 million years. The alerce's life span of three to four thousand years is second only to California's bristlecone pine.

Images courtesy of Sustainable Harvest


Contact Information

Contact the Replace-A-Tree Foundation.