At Reforest Teak, ecological reforestation is our passion, and
our business. We restore damaged and depleted lands to ecological productivity
with thriving, sustainably managed forest plantations. Through our work,
we confront the global environmental crisis with innovative alternatives
founded on sound economic, social and environmental principles.
Reforest Teak was established in 2006 by Will Raap, Founder and
Chairman of Gardenerís
Supply Company and Intervale
Center in Burlington, VT and co-founder of El
Centro Verde in Costa Rica.
Our mission for the long term envisions a far-reaching spectrum of ecological
restoration activities, interests and expanding geographic locations.
However, today at Reforest Teak, our focus is specific:
- To revitalize degraded lands in Central America with sustainably
managed hardwood plantations of precious and diverse species.
- To expand and promote Reforest
Teak, a soon-to-be market leader in forest-friendly, sustainably
harvested and manufactured quality wood products from our ecologically
reforested stands in Central
- To help combat global warming by facilitating essential carbon
offset and sequestration opportunities through our reforestation
- To become a major catalyst for high return, long term capital investment in reforestation and sustainable land use
with a commitment to rural community development, and ecological reforestation.
Reforest Teak is a multi-country, collaborative effort. We are
proud to join hands with accomplished, conservation-minded partners
including local community experts, environmentalists and scientists, respected
ecological enterprises and renowned conservation organizations.
Diamond Teak, our manufacturing and reforestation partner in Costa
Rica, has pioneered the cause of regenerative forestation work and served
the local community for fifteen years. Our experience in Central America
includes diverse conservation
projects and programs focused on progressive strategies from sustainable
local food system management to low impact land development.