A Technological Approach to Tree Planting

The Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia in partnership with Land Life Company and with support from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth embarked on a Feasibility Study of the Cocoon Tree Planting Technology in Zambia.

The aim of the study is to evaluate whether or not it makes practical sense commercially and social-economically to introduce the Cocoon Tree Planting Technology in Zambia at scale, taking into account both the lessons from the field as well as a more general market entry study.

This study will be done using a technological-approach to tree planting that ensures a higher survival rate of tree seedlings in their initial critical growth stage by promoting water conservation coupled with reduced labour on watering the tree seedlings for a period in between 2 – 3 months. It will also help build an understanding of the soils in which different tree species thrive and also allow for both physical and remote monitoring of their growth.

Cocoon installation demonstration to community members and school going children in Katete, Zambia