When done mindfully, the gathering of fallen Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) wood is a sustainable practice. When a tree grows old and dies of natural causes, it eventually falls to the forest floor. The tree then resides there for a number of years, untouched, allowing the rich oils within to refine with time, creating the pleasant aromas we experience with this precious wood!
When working with OLH,
you can be assured that living trees are NEVER cut!
By following this strict guideline, our collection practices support the conservation of existing dry forestlands. The Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) trade has helped to bring a much greater degree of awareness to these dry forestlands and their continued preservation efforts.
We support conservation + reforestation, just as you do when you align with ethically-driven companies like OLH. It is these initiatives that represent the guiding principles of all we stand for at “The Palo Santo Company.” These projects allow for the long-term sustainable management of the dry forest, as well as the ethical economic empowerment of the native communities who steward their native forestlands.
It is a full-circle, holistic system of conscious trade, and we are honored to be apart of it!