Services & Products
For over 20 years BARCA has contributed the highest standard of services and products towards restoring and managing tropical forests in Central America.
BARCA Featured Products
Brinkman y Asociados Reforestadores de Centro America S.A. (BARCA) is pleased to offer the BIRD farms for sale in Costa Rica. This is a showcase project sited by the FAO as an example of innovative forest restoration projects and is a combination of native forest protection, native species plantations and high quality teak creating a unique ecoplantation that creates habitat at the same time as financial returns. A unique set of adjacent farms comprised of 339 ha of pristine land of which 170 ha are planted with 115 ha in teak and 55 ha in native hard wood species.
Nurseries - Seedlings & Macro-Propagation
BARCA operates tree nurseries in Costa Rica in order to supply local and international market demand, while maintaining the standards of quality and production established by our company. Tree production includes quality tropical hardwoods like teak, as well as precious native tropical species to be planted in our local projects or to satisfy our costumers’ needs.
BARCA Featured Services
BARCA ofrece servicios de consultoría especializada para actividades como establecimiento de plantaciones, raleos, podas, cosechas, evaluaciones de plantaciones, estudios e inventarios forestales, evaluaciones y análisis de suelos, planes de manejo, Sistemas de Información Geográfica, comercialización de madera, evaluación y evaluación para lograr el estatus de certificación. . Cada consulta se basa en la filosofía de la certificación forestal.
BARCA offers specialized consulting services for activities such as plantation establishment, thinning, pruning, harvesting, plantation assessments, forestry surveys and inventories, land-soil evaluations and analysis, management plans, Geographic Information Systems, wood marketing, evaluation and assessment to achieve certification status. Every consultation is based on the forest certification philosophy.
Timber Harvesting & Marketing
As an extension and complement to our forestry management and consulting services, since 2000 BARCA has been providing market research and options for the sale of thinnings, sub-products and harvested wood from final felling, through its network of national and international contacts.
Currently, our Wood Services division provides a complete range of services to its existing clients and other plantations and forest landowners.
BARCA offers a comprehensive forestry/silviculture package; from land selection and seed source selection, to the final harvest of the plantation and the marketing of timber products.
Our service versatility allows us to develop specific forest projects according to the needs of our clients. Our services include initial assessments, planning, full project implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in order to ensure successful results
BARCA conducts land evaluation for the establishment of plantations through site selection and classification, correlation of reference data (soil-climate-growth of forest species), soil analyses, classification of vegetation types and special areas, and the definition of the criteria for establishment and planting, such as internal roads, infrastructure, drainage systems, etc.
Plantations are mapped through geographic information systems (GIS) in order to calculate specific areas (net plantable regions, buffer zones, etc.).