WHY WATER: Planting Trees is Good – Growing Them is Hard


In the West, we have square miles upon square miles of open land, perfect for growing all sorts of vegetation to help our conservation and carbon mitigation. Perfect, except there’s no water! But that’s where we come in.

You see, in much of those square miles of dry, dusty dirt, there sits oil wells pumping out oil, but also pumping out by-product water – 3 to 5 times the amount of water to oil! 

In our collective shortsightedness, we’ve said the only thing to do with by-product water is to dispose of it – and so, we put it down another hole we drill and we inject it there under pressure. Now, even if that pressurized injection wasn’t causing earthquakes and even that that by-product water of unknown composition wasn’t close to the ground water and even if we had zero concerns about such an endeavor, we would be collectively foolish to throw it away!

Our Conservation By-Design™ method tests the surrounding soil, then tests the water. Once those two things are known, we clean the water to match the soil for optimal growth. Then, we re-test the water just to be sure, and then apply the water to the ground. Once we do that, things start to grow. Dead dirt becomes healthy soil. The green vegetation pulls carbon out of the air and replaces it with oxygen. 

So, yes, let’s continue to call to plant more trees and all sorts of vegetation. And lets it in the arid West!

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