Earth Information Projects

This section is where the great trees of the world are catalogued; the canopy producing, water retaining, carbon absorbing, timber producing big trees of the world. A database is to be created allowing each tree to be recorded in fields for:

- name of tree
- lifespan
- height
- diameter
- growth rate
- climate zone
- actual range
- spacing requirements
- water requirements
- soil preferences

This body of data will be used to evaluate the reestablishment of primary canopy forest in desertified regions, deforested regions, and areas with reduced forests. Users will be able to sort this data according to their own selection criteria. The Big Tree database will be linked to the Global Timber Mass database to calculate, for example, total planetary timber mass. This database will also provide crucial inputs for the New Seringal feasibility analysis.

This section is where the humans of the world are catalogued; the inventors, builders, farmers, traders. A database is to be created to allow custom web viewing of tables containing:

- nation
- capital
- state
- capital
- population
- population growth rate
- size (sq miles)
- population density
- per capita GNP

This body of data is going to facilitate some very interesting analysis. By creating a world demographic database for each year, the projected population doubling time per nation calculated in 1970, for example, can be compared to what the doubling time actually was. The World Demographic database will be linked to the Global Timber Mass database to calculate the timber economy contribution to the total economy, allowing easy identification of prime areas for establishment of profitable new seringals.

This database is where the total global timber output is measured. This allows calculation of the value each forest currently generates each year, and more importantly, will demonstrate the cost effectiveness of sustainable forestry operations over the long term. Per year data is to be acquired for the forests of the world under the following fields:

- forest types
- forest regions
- square miles of forests
- forest mass per square mile
- forest mass/sq mile at capacity
- forest mass % of capacity
- % mass increase per year
- mass increase/year @ capacity
- river systems
- climate types
- timber value by forest type

The progress of ecoworld.comĀ“ s primary mission, doubling the timber mass of the planet in a 50 year period from May 1995 till May 2045, will be monitored carefully using this database. Much of the New Seringal production projections will use the information developed in this database.

Seringal is a Portuguese word that loosely translated means “extractive reserve.” It is referenced frequently in a noted book on the deforestation in Brazil entitled “The Burning Season” by Andrew Revkin. The Seringal is any stretch of intact forest that is used by the local people to selectively
harvest timber, rubber, nuts, botanicals, etc.

The New Seringal is an term used to describe an extractive reserve established on desertified land. The goal is to develop a “recipe” for a polycultural mixture of compatible trees and plants that gives an optimal sustained output of forest products per acre for every forest region
in the world.

The New Seringal plans are to include a harvest/replantation schedule, and a timetable to optimum production. These new forests will exist from then on in a virtually perpetual high-mass, full canopy state, but will be yielding a tremendous output of valuable forest products, making the land as valuable in this forest state as it would be if put to other use.

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