The Department of Santa Cruz stretches from the Cordillera Oriental on the eastern edge of the Andes to the flat lowlands of the Amazon Basin and the Gran Chaco. Santa Cruz borders Brazil to the east and Paraguay to the southeast.
The climate is tropical with a rainy season in summer. Cold southerly winds of polar origin (Surazos) can cause short-term cold snaps, especially in winter. The vegetation in the lowlands ranges from the tropical rainforest in the humid north of the department to moist forests and wet savannas to dry forests in the dry Gran Chaco.
Our wood makes an important contribution to the preservation of the tropical rainforest in the region. Because in recent years, the valuable forest ecosystems have been doubly threatened; on the one hand, prolonged drought, high temperatures and winds repeatedly fueled fires. On the other hand, forest areas are burned down every year, run by local farmers for subsistence farming, but more seriously by large agribusinesses who need grazing land for cattle.