A simple but carefully designed planter box allows newly planted trees to grow and flourish, using just the water naturally available in their environment.
The Waterboxx is installed around a newly planted tree, and remains in place for a year or more, until the sapling is established. Caitlin Cornwall from the Sonoma Ecology Center explains what goes on during that time.
It was just about a year ago that Sonoma County Regional Parks first field-tested the Waterboxx. Park planner Karen Davis-Brown recalls that they choose an especially challenging spot for that test.
The video below, produced by Hoff's company, Groasis, explains the workings of the Waterboxx in animated detail.