The Groasis Waterboxx is an instrument that supports plants and trees to survive in difficult circumstances without using groundwater or electricity. It collects water by catching rainwater, and also by producing and catching water from condensation. It subsequently distributes the collected water over an extended period, to the tree growing in the center of the Waterboxx. Furthermore, it stimulates the capillary formation of the soil; prevents the evaporation of groundwater; steadies the temperature around the roots; fights competitive weeds near the planted tree; and can even prevent damage by rodents. In this way, the Groasis Waterboxx stimulates optimal growth of the young tree.
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Thanks to these qualities, the Groasis Waterboxx can play an important role in the reforestation of burned/felled forests; in the collection of CO2; in mitigation of erosion; in anti-desertification programs; and in the production of food and wood.
Complete list of qualities:
- When using the Groasis Waterboxx, the tree is planted just below the surface of the soil, so that the capillary soil stays intact and is not destroyed by digging a deep planting hole.
- In the middle of the Groasis Waterboxx, there is a cylinder with an open bottom where a seed, seedling or small tree can be planted.
- This plant can develop its roots under the Groasis Waterboxx.
- The Groasis Waterboxx produces artificial condensation.
- It collects rain water.
- It distributes this collected water to the plant in small quantities on a daily basis.
- It stimulates the rise of capillary water to the surface of the soil under the Groasis Waterboxx.
- It prevents the evaporation of capillary water.
- It prevents the development of weeds near the new plant.
- It prevents the grazing by a number of smaller rodents such as hares and rabbits.
- It prevents erosion of the soil around the plant.
- It creates a perfect oxygen level in the soil. (see how a lack of oxygen has a negative influence on the growth of plants)
- It prevents the surface of the soil around the plant from getting too hot, which prevents burning.
- It stabilizes temperature in the root zone.
- Because of the possibility of planting on the soil, it is also now possible to plant trees on rocks.
- Traditional irrigation cannot be applied on mountain slopes where the Groasis Waterboxx does work effectively.
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Groasis Waterboxx functionalities and applications
Use of natural principles while planting trees in deserts
Explanation of the functioning of the Waterboxx
How the Groasis Waterboxx works while planting on rocks
Use the Groasis Waterboxx for better growing results