Nature is unpredictable and, as a result, natural risks cannot be ignored in rubber tree stands and rubber tree plantations. They essentially consist of biological risks, fire and site risks.
- TIMBERFARM does everything to minimize and control these risks. Thanks to its exceptional properties the rubber tree meets these aspirations. Natural antibodies make the rubber tree durable and robust. Especially the rubber tree varieties used by TIMBERFARM are considered to be insensitive to biotic and abiotic damaging factors.
- In the tropical climate zone, in which a certain humidity is always present even during the dry season, forest fires are almost unknown. Rubber trees are also flame-retardant. Regardless, in all Rubber tree plantations have created fire barriers and natural protection zones that prevent fire from developing in the undergrowth.
- The choice of location for TIMBERFARM rubber tree plantations is a comprehensive and demanding process, which in addition to the suitability for latex and wood production, the risks in the areas of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and storm and Flood potential clarified.
-There is no latent volcanic risk in Panama and the rubber tree plantations range from flat to slightly hilly terrain, in which even large masses of water drain off well and both landslides and floods, which could affect the growth of the tree population can be largely excluded.
-Since rubber wood reacts sensitively to backwater, additional water drainage and drainage systems are installed if necessary drainage systems were built.
-Panama lies outside the Caribbean cyclone zone. On the one hand, it is located over 1,000 kilometres further north. On the other hand, due to their predetermined direction of rotation, cyclones that occur there always strike in a north-easterly direction away from Panama.
-All TIMBERFARM rubber tree plantations are protected behind the up to 3,000 meter high mountain range "Cordillera Central" on the Pacific side, which is turned away from the Caribbean (the Pacific Ocean is also called Pacific Ocean, Paz= peace).