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Imagine transforming the survival rate of trees from 10% to 90%? The reality of reforestation work means that little tree seedlings need to withstand extreme heat, dryness and sometimes big winds, in those first few years as they establish their roots.

Without ongoing care, survival rate can be as low as 10%.

That’s where the ingenuous invention by Land Life Company comes in. The Cocoon is a doughnut shaped pot made from paper pulp that is strong and water tight. It is placed over the tree, set into the ground and filled with 25 litres of water. A lid is then placed on top, and the pot covered with soil. In windy places a structure is also wrapped around the seedling to keep it strong.

The result is a 100% nutrient-embedded, biodegradable pot providing all the things a tree needs when it’s living in a health ecosystem. As the pot decomposes, nutrients are released into the soil giving the tree extra food during the first year of planting. Success rates of plantations using The Cocoon are between 80-95%! And this all happens without ongoing care or irrigation to the site.

The Cocoon has transformed the possibilities of reforestation, and can give us an inkling on how switching into regenerative thinking will be able to transform our culture and practises.

Find out more about the Cocoon and the work of Land Life Company by listening to CEO Juriaan Ruys talking with Koen van Seijen (Senior Manager of Toniic) on the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture podcast.