Community Involvement

We always work with local partners to ensure the success of Cocoon planting projects. Land development is a topic of national pride, culture and sometimes religion or spirituality. To create new life on degraded land, local users of the land – governments, local companies and other stakeholders – must be involved and co-own the project.

When private landowners are involved, local experts and companies may want to select tree species and nurseries themselves, prepare the planting site, execute the planting (with our guidance), and possibly undertake the monitoring and maintenance.

For government-owned projects, more parties may be involved. Landowners, farmers, livestock herders and other users must be fully aligned on project goals and execution. Between regulators, owners and experts, a systemic plan for the future use of the land must be developed, including a specific tree planting plan.



Planting project on the Galapagos islands with the Charles Darwin Foundation and local partners

COCOON planting project in Kenya with local farmers

COCOON planting in the San Gabriel mountains with the California NGO Tree People

Ecosystem Revitalization

The Land Life Company is committed to responsible land investments. Beyond a proper local stakeholder model, we strive for a healthy balance between productive land and nature. We aspire to contribute to ecosystem restoration, where principles like native species, biodiversity and mosaic landscape design apply. For productive areas we are committed to projects that reserve sufficient space for eco-agro zones (mix of areas of productive and native trees). We focus on developing strong, stress-resistant trees using mycorrhizal fungus, reducing the need for irrigation, fertlizers, herbicides, and pesticides.

Planting trees to restore contaminated former mining pits in Southern Spain.
COCOON project aimed to restore fire damage in the San Gabriel Mountains, California
Highway landscaping with COCOON trees in Dubai

Innovation

We are continuously innovating our COCOON planting methodology to improve performance, reduce costs, simplify logistics and adapt to different climate conditions. To that end, we operate a research facility in Amsterdam where we test and craft the hardware of our product.

Through our planting process, we also conduct soil tests to better understand planting conditions and to determine what interventions, if any, are required. Based on this analysis, we consult experts to identify what type of mycorrhizae is needed.

Optimizing production and shipping efficiency has been key as we scale up our operations globally
Water tightness experiment at our research facility in Amsterdam

Global Demonstration

The effectiveness of the COCOON planting technology has been proven in a variety of climates and soil conditions with many different native tree species. Land Life Company has built strong partnerships across the globe in the execution of COCOON planting projects in the United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Kenya, Australia, Turkey, Aruba and South Africa, among others.

COCOON trees have a 80-95% survival rate and are always compared with control groups planted according to local standard practices.