fotografías españoles - Checking the roots of Mango trees six weeks after planting in the Agua Vida y Naturaleza Project Sta Elena Ecuador

Proyecto Agua Vida Naturaleza Santa Helena Ecuador
 
Proyecto Agua Vida Naturaleza Santa Helena Ecuador
We planted a combination of fruit trees and vegetables
 
We planted a combination of fruit trees and vegetables
The vegetables have failed
 
The vegetables have failed
There is a heavy damage caused by insecticide use
 
There is a heavy damage caused by insecticide use
When we planted we have pruned the trees to reduce evaporation
 
When we planted we have pruned the trees to reduce evaporation
We left only a few leaves - when the root system is not active yet too many leaves kill the plant
 
We left only a few leaves - when the root system is not active yet too many leaves kill the plant
Re-sprouting of the mango tree after 6 weeks
 
Re-sprouting of the mango tree after 6 weeks
Re-sprouted mango tree after 6 weeks
 
Re-sprouted mango tree after 6 weeks
Detail of sprouts of mango tree 6 weeks after planting and pruning
 
Detail of sprouts of mango tree 6 weeks after planting and pruning
When we want a tree - then six weeks after planting we prune the bud of the side sprouts
 
When we want a tree - then six weeks after planting we prune the bud of the side sprouts
Final result of pruning 6 weeks after planting 3 side buds pruned main stem underin photo left intact
 
Final result of pruning 6 weeks after planting 3 side buds pruned main stem underin photo left intact
We check the water in the waterboxx it is half full
 
We check the water in the waterboxx it is half full
On May 1 we check the root growth 6 weeks after planting
 
On May 1 we check the root growth 6 weeks after planting
On March 16 we pruned the twisted grown primary root to stimulate vertically downwards growing primary roots
 
On March 16 we pruned the twisted grown primary root to stimulate vertically downwards growing primary roots
Detail of removed twisted grown primary root
 
Detail of removed twisted grown primary root
The plastic bag was cut on the side
 
The plastic bag was cut on the side
The plants were carefully planted
 
The plants were carefully planted
While planting we removed the plastic without damaging the intact pruned root system
 
While planting we removed the plastic without damaging the intact pruned root system
We check on May 1 2012 six weeks after planting in then arid soil
 
We check on May 1 2012 six weeks after planting in then arid soil
The compost is humid and biological life started to develop below the waterboxx
 
The compost is humid and biological life started to develop below the waterboxx
Before checking the roots we check and carefully remove dangerous animals
 
Before checking the roots we check and carefully remove dangerous animals
Detail of scorpion and newly developed roost
 
Detail of scorpion and newly developed roost
We dig the plant carefully out without destroying the roots
 
We dig the plant carefully out without destroying the roots
We stab around approximately 30 cm from the stem
 
We stab around approximately 30 cm from the stem
Then we lift the plant including the roots carefully
 
Then we lift the plant including the roots carefully
We find vertically downwards growing white coloured sound primary roots six weeks after planting
 
We find vertically downwards growing white coloured sound primary roots six weeks after planting
The lateral root system has also developed strongly
 
The lateral root system has also developed strongly
Detail of lateral roots that are already grown in the soil aside of the root system
 
Detail of lateral roots that are already grown in the soil aside of the root system
Remember while planting we left the capillary structure aside of the roots intact
 
Remember while planting we left the capillary structure aside of the roots intact
herefore the lateral roots grow well to the soil aside that is not collapsed
 
herefore the lateral roots grow well to the soil aside that is not collapsed
Overview of total root system
 
Overview of total root system
We wash the roots to have a more detailed view on the development
 
We wash the roots to have a more detailed view on the development
The roots are so strong and the soil so through rooted that it is difficult to remove them
 
The roots are so strong and the soil so through rooted that it is difficult to remove them
Development of primary roots below - these roots will grow 50 or more meter deep
 
Development of primary roots below - these roots will grow 50 or more meter deep
Detail of resprouting primary root
 
Detail of resprouting primary root
Ronald Ronquillo coordinator of the Agua Vida y Naturaleza Project replants the mango carefully
 
Ronald Ronquillo coordinator of the Agua Vida y Naturaleza Project replants the mango carefully
We add soil around the root system but do not compact it with our feet
 
We add soil around the root system but do not compact it with our feet
The soil will be compacted with water that we add through the middle opening of the waterboxx after installing
 
The soil will be compacted with water that we add through the middle opening of the waterboxx after installing
We install the Groasis waterboxx
 
We install the Groasis waterboxx
Overflowing the edges to give water indirectly this way we compact the soil around the roots
 
Overflowing the edges to give water indirectly this way we compact the soil around the roots
The soil around the box is broken to kill weeds and grass so that their roots do not compete with the tree
 
The soil around the box is broken to kill weeds and grass so that their roots do not compete with the tree
The loose soil is also a protection against evaporation of water from the capillary system
 
The loose soil is also a protection against evaporation of water from the capillary system
Fruit trees growing well six weeks after planting - in May we plant 900 trees 17 fruit species and 6 species for wood production
 
Fruit trees growing well six weeks after planting - in May we plant 900 trees 17 fruit species and 6 species for wood production
The Agua Vida and Naturaleza Project team greetz you from Santa Elena Ecuador
 
The Agua Vida and Naturaleza Project team greetz you from Santa Elena Ecuador
 
 
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