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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

BIRD Ecoplantations

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. 

Jiffy Products - Environmentally Friendly Propagation Systems

At Brinkman Trading Company, S.A., we have solid backgrounds and extensive experience in the horticultural and forestry industry. Our specialists, backed-up by Jiffy Product Managers, have integral knowledge of each of the Jiffy products that we offer. Contact Brinkman Trading Company Commercial Manager Javier Pacheco javier_pacheco@brinkman.ca for all Jiffy Inquiries. 

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BARCA Featured Services

Nurseries - Seedlings & Macro-Propagation

BARCA operates tree nurseries in Costa Rica and Panama 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. 

Forestry Consulting

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.

Project Management

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

Land Sourcing

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.).