In the toughest months of the year (April until early June) and in which normally nobody plants any trees anymore, the Volterra team planted several thousand new Cocoons in 6 locations to test them for their functionality. The trees (a mixture of oaks, pines and local species) were planted in different terrains (quarry mine, burnt forest, roadside former waste belt, abandoned agricultural terrain, etc.) in order to obtain maximum test results. The team will be monitoring the coming months how the plants survive and grow and report back on the outcomes.
For an overview of the testing plots, click here.