COCOON: sucess in planting trees!

Data / date: 08/08/17 Sem comentarios / No Comments

Cocoon is an innovative technology for planting trees and plants in deserted areas. The equipment allows to revitalize ecosystems and to attend the needs of communities.

The cost is 10 times cheaper than the traditional planting system and after planting it is not necessary to irrigate or special care.
The advantages that make technology successful:
Water reservoir - the container is recycled and 100% biodegradable. It will only degrade when the plant already has enough roots to reach the ground water.
Mycorrhizal fungi - fungi are added to the soil that surrounds the roots of the plant to increase the area of surface absorption of the roots. In addition, they release enzymes into the soil that dissolve nutrients difficult to capture, such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron. These fungi are present in 90% of the natural forests and woods and form a symbiotic relationship with the roots.
Tree shelter - A cylindrical shelter is placed around the tree to protect the plant against the sun, desiccant winds and smaller animals that feed on the young plant.
The technology was invented by the Dutch engineer Jurriann Ruys and is produced by his company Land Life. Cocoon has already been implemented in several countries such as Malawi, Peru, China, Chile, Greece, Israel, and Dubai.
Even in the most inhospitable environments, there are some trees and plants that will grow and even thrive. The native plants are the most indicated because they have already adapted to the soil, climate and other aspects of the region.
Source: Land Life, Planet Ark (3/8/17).