Summary of the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology

With the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology you use 1 liter water instead of 10 while planting dry areas. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology is extremely efficient with water, allowing someone to plant in areas where water is scarce or expensive. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology helps the planter save money while planting trees for ecosystem restoration and make money while planting trees for agroforestry or personal use.

Not an irrigation method, but a planting technology

The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology is an integrated planting technology to plant in dry, eroded, desert and rocky areas. It is not a way of irrigation. During the first year while planting with the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology, water savings are more than 90% when compared to any other planting method. From the second year onwards, no water is added and irrigation is not needed. The water savings are from then 100%.

The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology is a biomimicry technology and consists of:

  1. Improving the soil with compost and mycorrhizae;
  2. Using the right primary roots which are not twisted, but extend vertically downwards;
  3. Using the Waterboxx® plant cocoon to plant (productive) trees, shrubs or vegetables with high water saving. The Waterboxx® plant cocoon is made from a high quality polypropylene (plastic) and is re-usable for 10 years;
  4. Using the biodegradable Growboxx® plant cocoon to plant a (productive) tree in combination with vegetables, shrubs or flowers. The biodegradable Growboxx® plant cocoon can be used one year only;
  5. Using the Growsafe Telescoprotexx plant protector to protect a young tree against the heat in the summer, frost in the winter, light intensity from the sun and grazing animals. The Growsafe Telescoprotexx is made from polypropylene;
  6. Using the Biogrowsafe plant protector to protect a young tree against the heat in the summer, frost in the winter, light intensity from the sun and grazing animals. The Biogrowsafe is made from biodegradable paper and can be used one year only;
  7. Making planting holes with one of the Groasis capillary drills on any surface (even rocks), while leaving the capillary structure intact;
  8. Making terraces while using the Groasis Terracedixx for a better water infiltration (25 to 75% more infiltration) during a rainfall.

How can a tree survive on its own during the most extreme weather conditions?

While using the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology, the primary roots of a tree grow average half to one centimeter per day into the deep soil. After one year, the roots are two to four meters deep. The plant has found water in the ground and is now independent and strong enough to grow on its own. The Waterboxx® plant cocoon can be removed and used again, the Growboxx® plant cocoon can be left behind and nature will do the rest. 

Plant trees anytime and everywhere

Trees can be planted with the Waterboxx® and Growboxx® plant cocoon. The difference between both products is that the Waterboxx® is re-usable for at least 10 years. Due the high quality of the Waterboxx®, you can plant trees everywhere at low cost. You can plant 2 trees, shrubs or vegetables in the Waterboxx®. After 9 to 12 months you remove the box from the plant and you can re-use it again.

The Growboxx® plant cocoon is made from recycled paper and can be used one time only. You can plant a tree in combination with 4 vegetables, shrubs or flowers. The vegetables, shrubs or flowers will grow hydroponically in the water of the box. This makes the Growboxx® plant cocoon suitable for multiple purposes. A farmer can use the Growboxx® to plant a fruit tree in combination with vegetables. The vegetables will give the farmer an income during the first planting year, and the fruit tree will give the farmer an income during the years that will follow. Governments, companies or other parties can use the Growboxx® for reforestation projects, greening up cities or ecosystem restoration projects. They can plant a native tree in combination with bushes or flowers.

The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology is a copy if how Mother Nature plants. The survival rate is on average in excess of 90% no matter how difficult the circumstances are. Other planting methods limit planting to take place only in certain seasons. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology enables one to plant during 12 months per year, independent from the season and no matter the temperature. This allows a planter to plan and industrialize the planting process. If one of the Groasis Capillary drills are used, previously unimaginable big areas can be planted each day.

Planting trees in Dubai after a sandstorm, it is possible with the Waterboxx plant cocoon - survival rates of more than 90% with 90% less water

The Waterboxx® plant cocoon in Dubai. Even after a sandstorm the tree can grow with success. Survival rates of more than 90% are no exception while planting with the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology.  

The reason of the success of the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology

In most locations ground water can be found at a depth of 3 or more meters. The problem for a plant in dry and eroded areas is that the first 3 meters of top soil, are dry. The air temperature is also high and frequently there are strong winds. After planting in these dry areas, the plant often has not got enough time to extend put its roots deep enough to find the ground water. The plant subsequently dries out and dies. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology helps the plant to grow its roots 3 or more meters deep in the first year. Once the plant reaches this depth, it is able to grow independently and will not die anymore. After that year, you can remove the Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon and plant the next tree with it. If you used the Growboxx® plant cocoon, nature will degrade the box. This is an incredible cheap method to plant.

Pieter Hoff says: ‘if a tree once grew there, he can grow there again. If the area of 2 billion hectares was small enough to cut, it is also small enough to replant’.

Planting trees in a cheap way

Planting trees with drip irrigation is extremely expensive. Once you use drip irrigation, you have eternal costs for energy and maintenance. You must replace your pumps and tubes every 5 years. Besides that, water is scarce and we better use it as drinking water. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology uses no pumps, tubes or energy, and very little water. Only in the first year you have some low costs. After one year, you never have costs anymore. Mother Nature has always been able to grow without irrigation. The Waterboxx® and Growboxx® don’t need energy to be used and minimum maintenance. It will save you a lot of money!

High Return on Investment

You can use the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology to plant orchards, plant productive forests, for ecosystem recovery, greening up cities or anywhere where planting without irrigation is impossible, or too expensive. Upgrade the value of wasteland through our inexpensive planting technology and create capital growth on a sustainable basis.