Tree pruning workshop in Nuevo San Juan Chamula.

With the participation of the smallholders of the Scolel´te program, as well as the authorities of the Ejido Nuevo San Juan Chamula (municipality of Ocozocoautla), a community technician and the AMBIO staff, a pruning workshop was carried out with the purpose to improve the quality of trees planted and to contribute to health.

The workshop was held in one of the smallholders' plots, where a dynamic methodology was applied, that involved them in a practical way, a factor that contributes to a better understanding of the pruning process. The following topics were addressed: types of pruning, types of cuts and tools.

As part of the integration dynamics, exercises were carried out with the tools to develop the different types of cuts in the branches, and the smallholders evaluated their peers and provided feedback that allowed them to develop the work correctly. Two types of cuts were differentiated (right / wrong) and how they could benefit or harm the tree during its growing.

The producers promised to carry out their pruning during the period of the month of December. This work is part of the capacity building activities for producers of the Scolel´te Program, carried out in coordination with the United States Forest Service (US FOREST SERVICE).




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