Therefore rebuilding the soil must take place over a period of minimum 5 years with natural composting, manure and lime– first before the initial planting and then each year again during the maintenance period. Soil is kept in place through careful mulching techniques. Weeds must be controlled each year to prevent them from smothering the young trees and are used during the mulching techniques. New trees are planted each year on the rows to propagate weaker species that need shade from the strong growing trees, thus maintaining the natural diversity of the natural forest.
Each planted field requires 5 years of post-planting maintenance activities, taking maintenance activities into the year 2018.