As was announced recently, we’ve been testing our new automatic waxing line and the results are very promising. Due to IP restrictions we cannot show the video, but production results have been satisfactory. This new element will form an important part of the new FTI Cocoon production setup, in order to not only obtain a[…]
In the toughest months of the year (May & July) 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,[…]
As part of the ongoing improvements of this FTI project we are pleased to announce that the fully automated waxing line for the Cocoons is nearing the end of the manufacturing period. Once it arrives we will do intense testing of the machine. Pictured our old set-up.
After the plantation of oaks with truffles in May, the Volterra planting team in Palencia was asked to find another plot with a different soil type to get more experience with the new FTI Cocoon. We got a request from an old man from Villalman near Shagun, famous stop on the St James Road to[…]
Landlife Company is planting its Cocoons in a number of locations worldwide. The feedback from customers is very important to further improve the product. With the objective to reinforce the lid and reservoir of the Cocoon a new design is currently being tested. New molds (pictured below) arrived.
Over the last few days several hundred Cocoons were planted at the Cantera de Lucas mine (close to Alcover in the southern part of Catalonia). This has arguably been the most challenging trial planting to date due to the very bad terrain, with rocky, sandy and very limited soil structure. The owners of the mine and[…]
In continuation of the planting efforts, this week the plantation of close to 100 trees with the new Cocoons was finished in Pla de Santa Maria. The planting team had to deal with very rough (stoney, construction waste) subsoil, and even had to bring in a special drill to prepare the holes. Given these harsh[…]
Rasquera is a small village in the south-west part of Catalonia, located in a very dry area with increasing problems due to the effect of climate change (less but more intense rainshowers, for example last year they suffered a period with more than 5 months without any rain). In a forest area that burned down[…]
Today, the Volterra team finished planting at the slopes of the new Lérida-Jaca highway and continued with an inspection of one of the other areas to be planted in El Pla de Santa María (Tarragona province). After several (previous) meetings with mayor Mateu Montserrat i Miquel, Volterra decided to restore an area next to[…]
The Volterra team is currently supporting a large Spanish construction company in its efforts to stabilise some slopes of the new Lérida-Jaca highway with Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis). These type of restoration activities are expensive due to the high mortality rate of the young saplings and high maintenance costs (manual rounds of irrigation are required). If[…]