Did you know?
Have you ever heard of a Tuhka cluster? It's the place where Tuhka trees (aka Brazil Nut Trees) grow together in harmony.
In a Tuhka cluster, you'll find trees of all sorts - some are tall and mighty, while others are small and delicate. If you're lucky, you might even spot a seedling sprouting from a Tuhka nut buried by an agouti or another animal.
The trees in a Tuhka cluster bear fruits, and each fruit has an average of 17 seeds. But not all trees bear fruits at the same rate - some are still too young, while others are past their prime. It's the adult trees with diameters larger than 40cm that bear the most fruit. From a single adult tree, the local people can get up to 3,250 grams of Tuhka seeds, which can be used to produce Tuhka oil and roasted Tuhka nuts.
In essence, a Tuhka cluster is a treasure trove of possibilities and a possible solution for local communities to generate income.