Pepper's ashes are returned to life by means of nature

Rocio's moms planted a tree at Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel

Corso Lecheria planting event

A young girl planted a tree at Villas Playa Samara

Daniel Chavarria is a promoter of tourism in Costa Rica that support Finding Pepper Project

US students planting trees at Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel


We plant trees to attract different species of birds, especially the quetzal, to increase the forest to preserve the planet's biodiversity.

Scientific Name: Ocotea (Lauraceae)

Common Name: Aguacatillo

Scientific Name: Anacardium exelsum

Common Name: Espavel

Scientific Name:Dipteryx panamensis

Common Name: Almendro de la montaña

Scientific Name: Jacaranda mimosifolia

Common Name: Jacaranda

Scientific Name: Tabebuia ochracea

Common Name: Yellow Cortez

Scientific Name:Tabebuia roseae

Common Name: Savanna Oak


Find out the areas in Costa Rica where we have planted trees

San José

Parque La Sabana


Corso Lechería


Tilajari Resort

Montaña de Fuego

Arenal Oasis Hotel

Tabacón Resort & Spa


Punta Leona

Ara Macaw Lodge

Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge


Hacienda Guachipelin

Villas Playa Sámara

Buena Vista del Rincón


Finding Pepper Project Map


Did you know planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming.

Trees fight climate change

Wish you could do more than recycling and reducing your carbon footprint to combat climate change? Trees have you covered. Through photosynthesis, trees absorb harmful carbon dioxide, removing and storing the carbon and releasing oxygen back into the air.

Trees clean the air and help you breathe

Trees don’t just absorb CO2. They also absorb odors and pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone. It’s estimated that one tree can absorb nearly 10 pounds of polluted air each year and release 260 pounds of oxygen.

Trees prevent soil erosion and rainwater runoff

During heavy rains, water runoff finds its way to streams, lakes and wetlands, creating the potential for flooding. It also picks up and carries pollutants along the way. Leaf canopies help buffer the falling rain and their roots hold the soil in place, encouraging the water to seep into the ground rather than run off.

Trees increase your home’s value

Studies of comparable homes with and without trees show that, if you have trees in your yard, your home’s value increases by up to 15 percent. It’s all about curb appeal, and trees make your home and yard more beautiful.

You’ll attract birds (and critters)

Trees provide nesting sites, food and shelter for your bird friends. Hang a feeder in one of the branches and enjoy the birdsong all year long. Squirrels love to make their homes in trees, too, and watching their antics is a great way to spend a lazy summer afternoon.

Trees are good for your mental and physical health

A view of trees in urban areas has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and even the crime rate. Tree-filled gardens on hospital grounds speed healing in hospital patients.

You’ll be giving your descendants a gift

Trees can live hundreds of years, so when you plant one, you’re giving a gift to your children and grandchildren. It’s a symbol of your commitment to the environment and the beauty of the world around you that will live on far beyond your own lifetime.