As residents slowly stabilize their lives after the earthquake, they have more time and energy to think about tree planting again.
Urban tree donation campaigns using a triciclo is a great way to meet with local residents, offer them trees for planting at their houses, and discuss the Bahía rebuilding process. Many locals are interested in stabilizing damaged hillsides by planting trees, and/or want a fruit tree to plant.
Planting a tree is a therapeutic activity. It is enjoyable (for some) and gives people something to be hopeful about, as they water and care for their new tree. Residents were excited about receiving trees.
Over the course of two triciclo campaigns, more than two hundred trees were donated to Bahíans. We even carried a hole-digger with us, and had an opportunity to plant a few trees for people in their backyards.