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CHAUÁ NURSERY

Designed to contribute to the conservation of the Araucaria Forest and popularize native species, our nursery focuses on rare and endangered ornamental native species, with room for wide diversity, including species that are little or not cultivated in conventional nurseries.

We produce seedlings for our projects, aimed at reducing the risk of extinction of a wide variety of species in the Araucaria Forest, and also for partners and those interested in native seedlings.

 

We collect seeds from more than 2000 registered matrices. We seek to achieve good genetic variability and currently produce 60,000 seedlings per year of more than 200 native species.

We are currently the nursery that produces the largest amount of Araucaria Forest species and we want to increasingly improve our production, ensuring genetic variability in our seedlings.

The seedlings produced at Viveiro Chauá are available to anyone and are suitable for the restoration and enrichment of forests, the formation of orchards and native ornamental gardens, or  to increase the biodiversity of farms and backyards.

 

In return for receiving the seedlings, we request a donation related to our production cost.

 

See Viveiro Chauá's LIST OF SPECIES (updated list must be requested by email)

 

  IMPORTANT: we do not do freight for the transport of the seedlings.

 

Contact: society.chaua@gmail.com

The Chauá nursery
 

The Chauá nursery, established in 2005, aims to contribute to the ecological restoration and rehabilitation of the araucaria forest through provision of high quality seedlings to numerous regional conservation projects.

 

It focuses on rare or threatened native species, as well as on species that are difficult to reproduce and rarely cultivated in local state or private nurseries.

 

To date, this task is of high relevance to the conservation of the araucaria forest, since no more than 30 tree species of this forest are currently reproduced in the local nurseries, while its natural diversity encompasses no less than 350 tree species.

 

The knowledge gained at Chauá nursery about the reproduction of these species is distributed to other local nurseries, with the aim to raise their total amount of successfully reproduced araucaria forest species.

Special tasks in frame of the nursery's work firstly include GPS-based mapping of rare tree species as seed sources in the remaining araucaria forest fragments. This is essential, since these species use to be reproduced with seed material from a small number of individuals that have successfully germinated in other nurseries, which critically reduces genetic variability and fitness within the species.

 

Secondly, the nursery work includes regular written reports, which reduce the current lack of technical information about storage, germination, survival rates and propagation techniques of the endangered species.