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Title: Conference teaches about trees Forest plays a role in Puerto Rico's economy, history
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Title: Conference teaches about trees Forest plays a role in Puerto Rico's economy, history
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: November 14, 1997
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Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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Conference teaches about trees

Forest plays a role in Puerto Rico's economy, history

Rece*lly, I afteaded a coefar-
acim a toce, Poo Rioem niced t d
"ITee Cnotevatmdo Doig Con. Oisee6
&newa- Devi
The Virgin island wan rspor-
seted with over 21 pnores

ieadiiog de adi El Yags min forest was Aso
he Viegl Idandsa one'rnfileoga" i yu .ubi urn fo *u
aiz tlos, devepea le declnedW as o Mand Biopher
gesveefan teo fised e tion
Many topla wate addrseo'tm
te coferen di bow The lub sel, forests of El
tealable urban forestry can be Yonque is bore to 240 different
ved wiI a baon 'C ofribbman = of I' e ne, oe SO
lanodseig 14 of ia nd n, O vsmd.
of fem comped to SL. Cole's 30
However, the coa opet- species of frer mostly growing
ing remarks by Puerto Ricans within the Caledoola Valley. The
showed bow pod adoe tbhe nme dr tinyadd ee fog of Befto
S It ld d l Ri the endangered species pu-
Poe Ricsas also Iow their etand an mnbaof rm plalt. and
history ad how the white man snamb Ae foaed owe ele l s-
tiedl tdeao5 yi theeirdosol- theworld.
gy and atel sw-yd land' Lacd in the 1700s, St. Croix bad
Soben imptan hor I~ thousands of green parts, but
PeoaRialiey. tody I doubt yoe will find a wild
With land, forest plays an greapermetotlhcislad.
lporn sate n i te Wand eco Nothelek Paleo ian e sm
my and history. El Yanquo rain fe i am of the saui e oimoe.
forest was looked upon by the mentel problems we fade ln the
Tas ldis so s a god. They Vin Ilahdl. p lbltio of rivers,
ballved that this o protelted fnsorove f degradaios and
thm frcm viL deft estltion for coffee pMnlaio
Today, One of Puerto Rico's msejstafew.
most popular attrction is El In Fuerto Rico, the island is
Yesnt t fae. This uloWl divided bae moilal row,
tsesrm of ,rso irvosited eanll fleht rind some municipal
by *M- of pcpl yea. ares w doibngWar thanoo
no ii 2LD u 110 e eais the r woy pamteiios o t
CUM" moodImMl a rd oR the vim Le
fesibnl& ttsid a for-
mai For eamplec, Maysgiot iua s

tree ordinance to protect teone camps. This practical eperiatc
wIbk oe monidpal astn tSh enforced what we learned in the
land mist nothree. meeting.
Weisthoeg l dlae Poce is the lugeal city i.
o Mte oedan e of bew fl Prtlo Rico. The achitoecue or
within our urbas eavhon meae l Pooe i's unique wi il mituree o!
settl Is fact .t arem coe- n ooana =lcindl a nexdael 0
aldmedspsrofoermodsecot from 189110 IOthe 1930s, whe
treformat aof ai isthese slad. Ponce was a bhb for ogsrcsnie.
You see, we look at tres just omandhippinldilsesb.
for our convandences sot for eta
beflB Wcooe do deseerive ib This pe of P' eto Rico bas
ait s ti O Ind a lot of black t dak skin Puto
wIlbVri Inmendsv s ori Riceos dating back forom sitvey
vegetation Ithe property Peasto Rios aremilrt ofti
&*OyeL faes eathlokpair
When yoeu ar the term s- Of course, there e colo dis.
tal e forestry, in simply meams crmineatiou whether you shav
... managing o fore to me lightlier, beowa, ordrksi. I
the needs of the present without found this 0s by talking to evtd
coopromising the ability of ftlane Perto Ricons. This depended on
goorationts to meet their owa wterb you live on he is land. Biu
Medics eatcigagliledl Puerto Ricans, on a whole,
sip lc wc ltegrates the brace their /Af ica, Indisiand
of rees for osefu p.oduchtswt.
the cooservlo. of oil, sr and Poer 300 eo year stnmy
Wstqf ,ali d wpmd i ndsth M 5so*lo ffiofiss D eud
sbbaTd folkloric festival where food,
modc and dane atrat lisosma
Is many developments In the of people. However, ses part
Vlh laall s,l msaeare e ltebot- of Poee clturtre, Pa eo Rican
tl whn the plans draw usaidoe an.
Ties are to be the dat within the
plan before the bulldozer moves From this cotfaerems I b e,
the first solL Developers, uehl- everyonecameswaywAll3
teck plmanes sd ovary pern to do more for ones wbtfis h
invloved i Ibe project ehosld islendscommlidels.
weo sok mller from 1n project
OcW "io olams Dmii adso has e smem
At takes fs weemons feiec dagraits nmei maosw e
field trip to the Oitoeenty of msne adcferop m efalc is a SL
Poaes where we rated oe o as etrand ,teaMsld e'r.

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