7 TIPS FOR REFORESTING WITH SUCCESS
It is becoming more common in environmental organizations, government organizations and individuals to invest in reforestation to recover the biodiversity they had once. Reforestation allows the creation of more complete ecosystems, including new homes for plants and animal, which gives the area a more natural appearance.
Forests have a great variety of advantages: Fewer lawn areas translate into less time and economic resources used for maintenance. Trees also offer other advantages such as less water use, more shade and privacy. A forest allows those who want to enjoy walks surrounded by nature helping to spend a pleasant time out of all the technolog. Reforestation requires work and it takes time, sure, but it is very rewarding, when it is done correctly.
The first thing to get our precious forest will be to develop a reforestation strategy, that is the reason why we are going to offer you the following 7 tips:
1 Long-term thinking
Everyone wants an area to be reforested as soon as possible, but we have to take care with the shortcuts. Restoring an ecosystem with large trees takes time. We don’t recommend choosing very fast growing trees without examining the potential pitfalls associated with them: such as poor wood, short life, lack of strength, etc. Choose varieties that are resistant to pests, with low maintenance and with a good rate of survival in your area. Don’t forget that building a forest is an investment for the entire life.
2 Improve existing vegetation stocks for their survival and yield
The safest way to increase the survival of forests is to copy the ecosystems already established in their region. Otherwise if you use exotic plants, you can waste a lot of time and money on plants that don’t survive or thrive as expected. At the same time, pest and animal problems must be reduced. For this, it is essential to protect the vegetation by choosing protectors such as the Growsafe.
3 Value of reforestation
Consider the value of reforestation through the natural regeneration of existing trees with the planting of new species that help increase the biodiversity of the area. Each forest has its specific purpose, hence the importance of reforestation with suitable trees for the site in growth and the objectives of it.
4 Pest Control Planning
It’s necessary to plan an adequate pest control strategy, because you can never be exempt from these situations. The strategy should be in accordance with the size and intensity of the forestry operation. For this, it’s always necessary to obtain the permits for the preparation of the site and pest management, such as: burning, pesticides, etc.
5 Seeds or seedlings of the best quality
– Healthy seeds are those that have no foliage, are neither pale nor moldy. It should also be noted that a good seed has large and abundant latent shoots, with a system of fibrous roots.
-The seedlings: the roots of these must grow vertically down, to achieve this you can cut the roots that grow horizontally to stimulate only the most effective: vertical growth. You can see more about it on the next video:
While a well-established forest will really take care of itself, young plants will need a little care and attention beyond planting and soil preparation. With the use of the Waterboxx you won’t need to water the trees but you should pay attention to pruning and potential fertilization (although good planting practices and soil preparation will minimize the need for this).
It’s important to monitor planted areas to ensure that trees grow with sufficient density and water to achieve a free stage from other plants. With the use of Waterboxx this process is very simple: you only have to open the reservoir cap to see the amount of water that has the plant in question, and then you will know if the other plants are needed or not of water.
Good luck on your journey to restore a natural landscape and create magnificent forests. There are few things that are as rewarding as seeing birds nesting in the trees you have planted, or squirrels. Creating forests is a gift to nature!