Transfer sponsors reforestation project in Spain

By: Transfer Consultancy

On the 16th of May we celebrated the Transfer “Reforestation” day. With this event, that took place in the Serra de Castelltallat, Manresa, Transfer Consultancy has contributed in an active way, to the reforestation and restoration of a by forest fire affected area. Transfer did this together with 60 volunteers, including colleagues, partners and clients.

The terrain, where over 250 trees have been planted on the 16th of may, belongs to the family Brugueras who have owed a house in this region for many generations. Twelve years ago the area was hit by a large number of forest fires and the family had to fight the flames in order to preserve their house. The forest fires have burned more than 22.000 hectares of forest and to this day the nature in the region hasn´t been restored. The expectation is that a full recovery of the area will still take about 200 years.

During the Transfer the reforestation day more than 250 trees were planted. The trees, that mark the beginning of restoration of the area, were planted with the Groasis Waterboxx. The Groasis Waterboxx is an invention which makes it possible to plant trees without irrigation and to achieve a higher survival rate of young trees after one year. This invention is needed in a country where annually many acres of forest burn in forest fires, the soil is effected by erosion and drought and these problems cannot be recovered in a natural way.

Transfer Consultancy is the representative of the Groasis Waterboxx in Spain and is organizing various pilot projects in five regions of Spain. Besides Catalonia, the projects will also take place in Aragon and Castilla y León. The aim of the projects is a 90% survival rate for new plants to be achieved after a period of five years, without any artificial irrigation. The first results of the projects will be expected after the summer.

 

The Groasis Waterboxx recently won a publication in the American Magazine Popular Science as being one of the most important inventions of the year 2010.
 

If you would like to learn more about the pilot projects or the Groasis Waterboxx, please contact us.