The initial timber planting, which began in 1983 and continued until the early 1990s, involved about 40,000 mahogany, blue mahoe and other valuable native hardwood trees, spread out over an area of around 87 hectares at an elevation of about 500-600 metres.
Chief among these is blue mahoe, a tree that produces an unusual blue-grained wood and matures considerably more quickly than mahogany, reaching commercial size in around 15 years.
(Hibiscus elatus): Native to Jamaica and Cuba.
Lucia trail, with narrow, squarish ditches on each side to give the annual 12 feet of rain plenty of room to drain, rises quickly up the side of a mountain lushly forested with blue mahoe
and mahogany trees, hung with bromeliads and encircled with climbing palms.
43 hectares of land have been registered and 13,060 Blue Mahoe
, Jamaican Mahogany, Honduras Mahogany, Cedar, Spanish Elm and Caribbean Pine seedlings have been distributed.