PLANTING IN THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS IN CALIFORNIA.
Written by Rebekah Braswell, Director at Land Life Company.
The Cocoon: Enabling Sustainable Land Revitalization One quarter of the land on this planet is highly degraded, affecting more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. Land degradation from urbanization, over-farming, mining, industry, and wildfires is pervasive and is responsible for about 20% of carbon emissions globally. Nature cannot come back unaided. When tree canopies are lost and soils are destroyed, a vicious cycle is unleashed where water catchment decreases and the sun burns through soils and kills any chance a seed may have at turning into a tree. The magnitude of this challenge requires scalable solutions. Current practices are often ineffective, resulting in unacceptably low survival rates, or inefficient, using expensive systems and wasting water. As a result, Land Life Company developed the Cocoon to enable the sustainable planting of trees on arid and degraded lands, and to make it possible to restore the worldâ€™s degraded land at the scale required.
COCOON & TREE SHELTER.
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THE COCOON TECHNOLOGY Acting as a tree incubator, the Cocoon nourishes tree seedlings, resulting in high survival rates (75-90%) and increased vigour and resilience to adverse growing conditions. The Cocoon is a water reservoir that is planted subsurface with tree seedlings and delivers