- Low-cost - 10 x cheaper than traditional tree planting
- 100% biodegradable - COCOON dissolves into organic substrate for the plant
- Low maintenance - after planting, NO follow up irrigation or maintenance
The water reservoir
The water reservoir is made of paper pulp, crop residuals or grasses and other FDA improved organic compounds to ensure water tightness during the first year. It is only filled once during planting. Water is sparsely transported to the tree using wicks. As the reservoir degrades and empties over time, the remaining shallow pits will serve as a micro-catchment to collect surface runoff during rain events. Additionally, the degraded reservoir becomes organic substrate ameliorating the soil.
- Inspection and selection of the planting site. The soil and terrain are analyzed to assess soil fertility and to determine whether soil amendments are required, e.g., to establish a minimum level of organic material or to neutralize excess concentrations of elements.
- Selection of appropriate species. To select the right tree or plant, we consult local experts. Native species adapted to local conditions are generally preferred.
- Sourcing of high-quality seedlings. We work with local nurseries to provide seedlings of the right quality, size and hardiness to suit the project.
- Planting logistics and infrastructure. Project planning involves designing the planting map, defining the water supply and distribution to the COCOONs, identifying additional infrastructure and sourcing machinery and/or labor for the planting.
- Execution. During the planting of the COCOONs, we provide oversight and on the ground support.
Monitoring (optional). We can support project monitoring using wireless sensor technology as well as on the ground follow-up.
Land Life Company has an innovation partnership with Fasergusswerk (Germany), to continuously drive down costs and improve the performance of the COCOON. For projects up to few thousand hectares we will produce the COCOONs in Germany and ship globally. For larger projects we will build and operate production lines locally.
Land Life Company works with several suppliers for other components of the COCOON, such as the wicks and the evaporation sheets, as well as soil enhancers and mycorrhizal fungus.