Placement of a 100% plant-based coconut fibre cover in the Tamadaba natural park - Agaete Motorway - La Aldea
Placement of a 100% plant-based coconut fibre cover in the Tamadaba natural park - Agaete Motorway - La Aldea (Tenerife, Spain)
A point along the work on the motorway from Agaete to La Aldea (Tenerife, Spain) required the incorporation of a large embankment for te connection to the G-220 motorway.
A bare embankment would not only generate a significant visual impact but also need to be secured to ensure long-term manteinance.
The impacts are much more noticeable because the embankment was in the Tamabadaba Natural Park.
To solve this problem, the company installed a geogrid of 8,000 m2 on the embankment.
The coconut fibre grid was entirely plant-based, which differs from the geogrids commonly available in the marketplace today, which contain polypropylene fibres.
Organic geogrids of this sort entail numerous advantages: they increase the ground´s water retention capacity, regulate soil temperature, prevent erosion and, given that they are entirely organic, end up integrating into the ground.
After extending and securing the geogrid, we planted and seeded native plants of the Tamadaba Natural Park including Euphorbia canariensis (Hercules club), Euphorbia balsamífera, Argynranthemum frutescens (Maguerite daisy), Euphorbia regis-jubae (King´s Juba´s Euphorbia) y Echium decaisnei, etc.