Our activities in all fields of reclamation, revegetation technology and bioengineering as well as our international fields of activity request highly qualified, specially trained staff.
Our advisory team, which also is responsible for project management and project monitoring, predominantly consists of agricultural engineers, earth scientists, site managers and technical engineers. Prior to the execution of a project, our experts frequently carry out a comprehensive and professional counselling with the planning authorities like engineering consultants, landscape designers or competent authorities.
The results of the site valuation are directly reflected in the consultation and elaboration of a suitable-to-site establishing vegetation and reinforcement concept generated by our experts. In the course of the consultation sessions, we discuss together with the respective designing engineer and our customer, which seeds, recipe components or reinforcement constructions are to be used. In addition to this, the required application technique is determined. The consultation may also be specified and set out in writing in the form of a written comment, an expertise or a test report.
We see ourselves as a company providing services including comprehensive project management from the consultation in the planning phase and site analysis via the elaboration of concepts and their execution to aftercare operation and maintenance.
Regular participation in symposia and advanced trainings as well as the continuous study of the latest specialized literature ensure that our knowledge is always up to date. Last but not least, we ourselves contribute to update the standard of knowledge in the fields of reclamation and bioengineering by presentations in symposia as well as by several publications in the scientific and practice-oriented literature.
Beyond that, our membership of various professional associations leads to a lively exchange of knowledge.
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Our consulting service includes current weather conditions as well as the already noticeable consequences of the global climate change. Spring and fall are usually the best periods for seeding in reclamation. However, the past years show a tendency towards particular dry spring seasons; March, April and May 2016 were again unusual dry in Germany – after an also exceptional mild winter (the diagram shows the precipitation in Duesseldorf 2016). Whereas the situation eased in June, the drought continued from July until autumn. 9/2016 was particular sunny and one of the warmest Septembers since weather recording. Drought may cause serious problems in agriculture and can also affect and strongly delay vegetation development in reclamation and bioengineering. According to this climate trend, the applied techniques and components need to be thoroughly revised and, where required, adapted to the changed situation. (Image source: WetterOnline)
Drought in summer 2015, Germany. Yellow: particular dry areas; light orange: moderate drought; orange: heavy drought; red: extreme drought; dark-red: extraordinary drought. Except of the very Northwest, the drought ruled throughout Germany. In particular the South was suffering, but also in the eastern, northern, and western part the drought was thoroughly perceptible. The soils were partly totally dry, resulting in a high risk of forest fires and harvest losses between 10 and 30%. The vegetation suffered from the extreme drought, and the riverboat traffic was affected. [© Matthias Zink, Andreas Marx (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung). ZEIT ONLINE, 27.08.2015]
Our services include the scientific attendance and the evaluation of performed reclamation projects. The diagram exemplary shows the results of plant sociological research on a surface which had been vegetated with different methods. That way we involve the findings on important functional aspects such as erosion control, biodiversity, maintenance need and flower facet in our consultings and applications.
Section of a Regosol on a landfill. Soil sections provide information on soil formation and soil development and thus allow conclusions on site properties with respect to reclamation.