Who We Are
In Harmony with the Environment
At Las Marías, we believe that our success depends on maintaining harmony with the environment. Nature is not only the source of our raw material; it is our home. Respecting nature and protecting it are and have always been among our primary concerns.
In order to maintain the fertility of the soil and protect it from erosion caused by the region’s abundant and often torrential rains, we use minimal tillage when growing tea, yerba mate and forestry species.
To protect our plantations from pests, we prefer to use bio-products that are safe for the environment and harmless to humans. We take advantage of the actions of helpful insects, and rather than insecticides, we use specially developed, natural products. This is all part of our Integrated Pest Management system.
The forests near our plantations are maintained and replanted with diverse native species of trees, including cedar, urunday, golden trumpet, golden shower, peteriby, guayubira, viraró, white tip, anchico and others.
Our nature reserves conserve the habitats of a great variety of animal and plant species, especially endangered ones. Among the measures we take is the replanting of trees of high ecological value.
Our ongoing concern for the preservation of the environment has led to the design of an ecological corridor that links woodlands and native countryside.
This allows animals (deer, foxes, monkeys and capybaras, among others) to roam freely and local plants (golden trumpet trees, palms, fruit trees and many more) to flourish.