Anti desertification plantation of trees in Leon Spain – Life+ The Green Deserts

Be a GREEN MUSKETEER and reforest the world with us! – Autumn has arrived in Spain, and with it, the rain and the clouds. At the foot of the San Isidro ski resort in León are the species that are going to be planted with the Groasis Waterboxx technology. During our experience over previous years, we have been able to witness how plant manage to live even under one meter of snow thanks to the protection they receive from the Waterboxx. Let’s observe in detail how a plantation is carried out in such a complicated area. The Waterboxxes are stacked very intelligently, with 300 pieces on each pallet. They use one year old saplings to plant species which can resist the heat, the cold and the snow pressure. This is the San Isidro ski resort in León, Spain. We are going to plant trees above the natural tree line to protect the area against avalanches. The employees assemble the boxes in the barn. That goes faster than in the field. The workers start to prepare the plants and the Waterboxxes that they are going to use. they put the wicks in the boxes and moisture the roots of the plants before transporting them to the plantation plot. Some of the roots have been inoculated with mycorrhizae, here we can see one of them. – We are at the San Isidro ski resort, and we are starting to plant the second phase of the Life+ project that is being carried out here. If you look around the valley you can see white spots on the ground. Those are the planting holes, that were dug last year. Last year we planted on the opposite slope, about half way up, and this year we are going to plant the top half. Also last year that strip of the valley and that slope that goes up there were planted, as that dark area that has holes if you look closely. That was planted last year, bottom and top halves. This year we are going to do this slope here, which is the one we’re going to plant now. – On the way to the planting area, we stop to observe the state of the plants which were planted in previous years. Thanks to the protection of the Waterboxx, the plants resist the extreme conditions of this region, situated over 2000 meters above sea level. On a 43º latitude, this is extremely high, and very difficult to plant. That is why you do not see natural spontaneous growth of trees here. The plants get ahead even at this altitude surviving the summer heat and staying alive under the snow in the winter. Once more, we are surprised that the amount of survivors in this place, which is practically all rocky terrain. – We have gathered the plants because we are going to come in from different places: From this track, from a road that lies below… So, we bring the plants close to the holes, which have already been excavated. Here we have the black pine, that grows above about 1800 meters. It isn’t typical of the Cantabrian mountains, but it is of the Pyrenees, where it appears between 1800 and 3000 meters above sea level. Enebro comunis or Juniper is a bush that tolerates well these extreme conditions: Problems due to scarcity of water in the summer, excess of water in the winter or springtime. They are species that have to be tough and able to stand these circumstances. – The workers have found a way to plant the maximum number of plants in the shortest time. They install the Waterboxxes and the plants in the already excavated holes, as was done on the opposite hillside in previous years. In the box, they plant a bush and a tree, that together form a symbiosis to grow better, in this case a quercus and a pinus, oak and pine. On this occasion, we do not need to supply the Waterboxxes with water as it will soon rain. The terrain does not facilitate this operation, but thanks to the holes that were previously dug, the process is much faster. Here we see the combination of a Juniper and a pine. – We are happy with what we planted last year because the results are very favorable. Also, with the plus that after a very hot summer with almost no rain, the Waterboxxes still had water inside, last month, after nearly two months without rain. The plant itself is in quite good condition. The only faults there have been are related to the terrain, were there have been landslides that have affected the Waterboxxes, breaking them or leaving debris, or streams that passed over the Waterboxxes during the thawing of the snow and left sand inside. These are mostly physical problems. The functioning of the Waterboxx and the state of the plants is satisfactory in general. – Here you have a bud, and if you look there you can see another bud. And you see the difference in the color of the leaves. The green of other leaves is darker, it’s because it’s a new bud. – Here we have a specimen which was planted without a Waterboxx, as a control sample. It has not survived. On the other hand, the trees which are protected by Waterboxxes not only have survived, but they have flourished. We can see that 3 pine trees and a mountain ash are sprouting from this box. We checked that the roots are strong. We have also been able to observe poplars, pine and holly trees among others in great condition. The experts carry out different tests, that all confirm the benefits of the Waterboxx for the plants’ development. The scientist checks the soil temperature and the water temperature. During the day the water absorbs the heat, keeping the soil cool. During the night, the water gives the heat to the soil, keeping the soil warmer. This balancing of the temperatures speeds up the growth of the plants. – Well, that’s all. – This one had a Waterboxx and it has been removed. – Yes, it has. – We leave assured that these new plants will soon prosper. Download the scientific report of the planting result in the description of this video. Groasis wants to thank you for subscribing and commenting and
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  • This video shows the plantation of trees in rocks. The plantation is in San Isidro ski resort Spain. The planting is above the tree line. The tree line in San Isidro is at 1,800 meters. In winter there is one to two meters of snow on Waterboxxes and their the saplings. The Groasis Waterboxx protects them well. Over 90% of the trees survive.

    Anti desertification plantation of trees in Leon Spain Life+ The Green Deserts

  • I love your work! 🙂

  • Y cuando los arboles aumentan considerablemente su tamaño? tiene alguna manera "facil" de poder quitarles el waterboxx?, ya que con el tiempo van a molestarlos para que sigan creciendo

  • Sorry, but i think its not necesary plantaition in there. Betula alba, and betula pendula recolonization is natural.

  • me parece muy bien que haya trabajadores para un proyecto tan ambicioso, pero porqué no incluis a colegios en proyectos así…para que empiecen a saber y a participar de su entorno, de porqué se hace y todo…una lástima desperdiciar oportunidades así para despertar conciencia en los niños o adolescentes!!

  • buenos dias friends!
    can you tell me how sustainable is that?

  • Muy buena información ¿,me gustaría saber si ustedes cuentan con algún estudio científico sobre el Groasis waterboxx?, He buscado y no he encontrado más información que no sea de su pagina web. Les envio mis saludos.

  • juniper is a terrible tree plant oaks and pecan trees and mix it up dont just plant junipers.

  • What happens when the trees get too big for the Waterboxxes?

  • Почему в России не сажают так же деревья ?
    А только вырубают и увозят

  • Way past time for the update please!

  • just went on google maps to see some satellite pictures, and its greeeeeeen =)

  • Botswana, Namibia and Angola (Africa) are looking for engineers to channel water from the Angola mountains, through their countries. Patterned after the success in China and the breakthough technologies to green the desert, these areas are looking for financial support for this huge project. Drawing from the need of settlements for refugees who had originated from Syria and other places in Africa, they are needed here to exchange work for living space. If they are coming from northern developed countries who have already accepted them as refugees, they are welcome to be re-settled here with the financial support from the country that had accepted them. Engineers from China and Japan are being called upon to supply technical knowledge on the best route for the water channel from the mountains of Angola, through Angola into Namibia and Botswana. These countries already have ancient canal systems, now seriously overgrown, never-the-less can be re-claimed and put back into use as conduits to grow crops, and, for aquaculture. Settlements for refugees can be placed on these abandoned canals, and be taught to replant the desert and restructure the canal. Refugees need to sign up through the country they want to settle in along with the pledge of monetary support from their former settlement country. Small temporary settlements, placed along the abandoned canal systems will be supplied with well water, seed for crops, trees for de-desertification and technological data to develop their patch into the whole system.

  • I am a hunter of León, and I want to say thank to you, because its very dificult to raise awareness to the local habitants and authorities. We need and sustentable world.

  • plantar frutales y no pinos que dan de comer

  • Por qué los plantan en línea con lo feo que queda??

  • gracias!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Don’t forgets to grow apples trees as they produces fruits for a hundred years and also more importantly to do Hill terracing and swales that forces the rainwater underground making the landscapes rich and fertile,much better than groasis bu itself.Notices that the land here is pretty dry although it’s cold.Look up the LOESS PLATEAU regeneration.

  • woiuldn't something like a willow or more of a ground cover do more to knit the ground together?

  • Uma pergunta: Los animales bom comen Las plantitas ?

  • id like to see update from these places

  • Thanks. Joy to hear about reforestation. Please what is the name of the piano music of introduction?

  • Is there a video or photos of how the place looks now?



    In September 2015, the United Nations held the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol – to address climate change. In this meeting, they introduced the first of its kind – it basically set new guidelines for emissions reduction and efforts to stabilize greenhouse gases. There are 191 countries who are implementing this new framework, and I am writing this to explain what exactly is in this bill.

    I found 2 documents on the UN website – the first is UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, and the other is the United Nations General Assembly. When you read the document, it sounds good – a lot of warm and fuzzy phrases like 'sustainable development' and 'eradicating poverty', but the people at the United Nations and you and I speak a very different language. I have learned how to translate some of this, I am translating it from what they are saying, and what they really mean. While reading the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol document, I arrived at page 3, and got an error message that denied me access – so, I am wondering why they would publish this document on their website, only to restrict access? So, I am working strictly from the other document (and I will post a link at the bottom of my article).

    This document basically outlines their 'goals' for Sustainable Development. Their first goal on this list is 'End poverty in all its forms everywhere'. Now, that sounds great – I believe the world would like to see an end to poverty. But, we must remember, this 'goal' is coming from the people at the United Nations, and these are the same people who concluded that climate change is occurring because there are too many people on the planet, and these problems are being caused by man. So, how exactly do they intend to end poverty? Well, they don't exactly tell us in their outline. They sort of leave these goals open ended, not much explanation of how they intend to achieve these 'goals'.

    There are over 60 of these 'goals' outlined, I am not going to translate each and every one, there are a few on here I think are important enough to highlight. In order to translate the language here, one must understand who these people are, and what their real agenda is. And in my previous blogs, i outline that. This document is one of the most insidious documents I have ever seen. I have seen the NASA war document (I will leave a link below), the Iron Mountain Report, the Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars document and a few others. The reason I find this one to be the most offensive, is how they are masquerading their agenda. It is deceptive. These people will lie about the data, the statistics, the science, and even falsify history in order to achieve their goals. Their biggest concern is 'too many people on the planet'. So when I see things like 'eradicate poverty' – one must read between the lines. How do they intend to eradicate poverty? Well, let's find out.

    As I mentioned before, their objective is to reduce everyone's carbon 'footprint' – and this document tells us how exactly they plan to get each and every last person on this planet to do their part. Remember, this isn't just some idea, this has been the law since September 2015, so many of these objectives are already being rolled out.

    On page 14 of the UN General Treaty document lists 17 of their 'goals' – the first one listed states "End poverty in all its states, everywhere". Now, that sounds great. I think everyone would like to see that, but again, they don't tell us how they intend to achieve this. So, let's interpret it. The way the people at the UN see things, first and foremost, there are too many people on the planet. The way they intend to 'end poverty' would be to end the 3rd world. How they are already achieving this is via mass migration into the 1st world. They have no intention of making any improvements to the 3rd world (if they did, they would have helped them long ago, for example, Africa is rich in resources (oil, minerals, diamonds, precious metals, etc) and there is no way the people who are behind this intend to allow these countries to develop, so they will migrate as many of them into the first world as possible, and force them to assimilate to UN Agenda 2030 laws. For the people who aren't migrated, I believe they will be left to fend for themselves. In other words, I believe their interpretation of 'ending poverty' is ending people. Make sure these masses are all on food stamps and government housing, so they are completely dependent on government, self reliance is unsustainable.

    Goal #2 states, "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture." I think I can interpret this one quite easily. One of the objectives in the UN Agenda 21 document implies 'false scarcities of food, energy, water and other resources' so when we see 'end hunger' – I believe that means, they intend to starve out as many people as possible, so there won't be starving people left to deal with. "Nutrition and sustainable agriculture", that's easy. Translation for this is simply "Supply the masses with GMOs (sustainable agriculture), and ensure that nutrients are declared illegal (oh, this has already occured – see Codex Alementarius, this is a trade commission that has already declared nutrients illegal – all food now is irradiated, that includes all fresh food).

    Goal #3: "Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages." Translation: Vaccines at gunpoint, heavily medicate all children with anti depressant and ADHD drugs, educate using the Common Core dumb-down-the-masses curriculum, re-write their history into a false history so they never learn the truth about freedom.

    Goal#5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls." Translation: Criminalize Christianity – demonize males, promote LGBT, gender fluidity and 'gender is dead' propaganda, shame masculinity and heterosexuality, and feminize society as a whole.

    Goal #6: "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all." Whenever I see 'for all', I want to cringe – it is a very communist phrase (Obamacare for example, 'Healthcare for all' -remember?). Translation: Corporations seizing control of all water, energy and electricity – rationing supplies to the masses, only providing minimal amounts. All the while, criminalize, coal, gas, and oil production – promote wind and solar energy (which has proven itself a failure).

    Goal #7: (see Goal #6)

    Goal #8: "Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all." Translation: Regulate small business out of existence, force employers only to hire LGBT, transition to a dictator-based economy, more government regulations and mandates.

    Goal #9: "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and promote innovation." Translation: Drive nations into debt to the World Bank, spreading corrupt corporatism to build large scale infrastructure and trap developing nations into unending debt. Punish the wealthy, confiscate all gains from those who choose to work in the private sector Redistribute confiscated wealth from the working class to non-working human parasytes who contribute nothing to society, all the while, demanding "equality".

    Goal #11:" Make cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable" . Translation: Ban all gun ownership by private citizens and put them into hands of obedient government enforcers, who rule over the impoverished serf class. Criminalize all rural property ownership and relocate them to Hunger Game style fenced-in electronic concentration camps called "Megacities" which are surrounded by restricted areas, under 24 hour surveillance, educate the masses to 'snitch' on their peers. (ie: 'If you see something, say something)

    Goal #12: " Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns." Socially engineer reduction of consumption by creating false scarcities, burden violators with heavy fines, use TV, social media, and movies to shame those who use too much and do not conform (in California, they have an app for your phone, if someone is over-watering their lawn, you are encouraged to take pictures of the persons' home and upload pictures, shaming the individual), encourage tattlers to report negative activity in exchange for subsidies.

    Goal #13: "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts." Translation: Set energy consumption quotas, criminalize and punish negative lifestyle decisions that exceed energy usage limits set by government. Institute total surveillance via 'smart meters' where we can track and calculate energy consumption. Penalize private vehicle ownership and force masses onto public transit where TSA grunts and facial recognition cameras can record the movement of every persons' activity.

    There are many more 'goals' set in this document. I hope this was a short course in "Interpreting U.N. language into what they really mean." I am hoping to publish Volume 2 soon. Thanks for reading:)

  • Planting trees way better solution than car tax

  • great work

  • Mis mas sinceras felicitaciones por el excelente trabajo y por reconocer el gran valor del medio ambiente para nuestra sobre vivencia sigan adelante un total apoyo y la mejor d la vibra

  • The coordinates of this place are 43°02'31.5"N 5°23'15.1"W , it is valley with a ski resort called "Escuela Española de Esquí y Snowboard de San Isidro".

  • I just found a 2017 video update of the same area, here's the link:

  • None

  • Plant, Plant and plant more. Green the world.

  • I love you guys ❤️ you are brilliant can I join you is it possible

  • Utilizan la ecologia y las necesidad de espacios verdes en el mundo como trampolin para sus metas verdaderas , que es la de producir mas y mas plastico para esta industria , estrategia comercial pura y dura , en realidad les importa un rabano a la indutria los de las plantas .

  • If you share the location through Google Maps we can follow the evolution from satellite view

  • Are you going to be reforested California

  • Follow up video link –

  • Any latest upload regard this ??

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