Tree planting preparation (Sadhana Forest method)

Author avatarMathieu Yème | Last edit 9/12/2019 by Clementflipo

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Recycle material and use low-tech techniques to plant trees to:

• Improve irrigation efficiency, • Improve young tree survival rate in harsh environment, • Rehabilitate the Dry Evergreen Tropical Forest (in this case near Auroville, India). Rehabilitation of the forest offers many other benefits such as soil rejuvenation, life-friendly microclimate development, biodiversity enhancement, water retention and so much more.

"If we could only understand what a tree does for us, how beneficial it is to life on earth, we would (as many tribes have done) revere all trees as brothers and sisters." (B. Mollison)
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1 hour(s)
Categories
Food & Agriculture, Recycling & Upcycling, Science & Biology
Cost
0 EUR (€)
Other languages:
English

Materials

  • Parts:
    • (1) Small-diameter pipe (see procedures for details),
    • (1) Rope (use biodegradable rope, e.g. coconut fiber rope),
    • (1) Plastic bottle (recycle);
  • Consumables:
    • Soil (e.g. topsoil from other grown trees),
    • Humanure compost,
    • Urine-activated charcoal,
    • Water,
    • Mulching material (corn stalks, rice hulls, hay, straw, dry leaves, Chopped Rameal Wood (CRW, a.k.a. “Bois Raméal Fragmenté” (BRF)) …),
    • Glue (for plastics, e.g. epoxy)

Tools

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