Harrie Lövenstein, technical evaluator of Landlifecompany, has visited together with Egbert Sonneveld from Volterra a plantation of oak trees inoculated with ecto mycorrhizae in Baltanas near Palencia. The place is called ‘El Cercado’ and is owned by Cristina Brunet. They were received by Alejandro who is responsible for the maintenance of this beautiful property of 50 hectares. Alejandro explains that one year ago he was sceptical planting in May in a year of heavy draught. It didn’t till the end of the summer. At the end of August 2017 Alejandro was too worried about the plantation so he watered the Cocoons only once after they have been planted.
Harrie inspected the trees in the different sections of the plantation and he was very satisfied with what he saw. There were very few dead and dry plants. Almost all had a good vigour. He understood the worry of Cristina and Alejandro for the harsh conditions last year so the watering was a logic decision. All the participants to the visit concluded that the use of the Cocoons in this case was a success.