Revitalizing Faustson’s campus through reforestation for positive Environmental, Financial, and Community benefits.
We are thrilled to announce that we are currently undertaking a reforestation project to bring trees back to the land surrounding our facilities. Our entire team at Faustson is committed to this initiative, as we strongly believe it will enable us to achieve our environmental and social responsibility goals while also enhancing the natural beauty of our surroundings.
By investing in sustainable practices and revitalizing the local ecosystem, we aim to create a lasting positive impact on our community and beyond.
- Reduce water usage.
- Reduce pesticide and fertilizer usage.
- Reduce pollution and increase pollinators.
- Reduce spent in water (Over 50% of surface water usage goes towards landscaping and lawns)
- Reduce landscaping maintenance costs.
- Distribute food with our families, and with those in need by partnering with local organizations.
Removal by Sheet Mulching
A sustainable technique of smothering grass and weeds by layering paper, cardboard, and other organic materials over it. It takes five months.
Sheet mulching gives lawn a feast of nutrients so it’s ripe to grow fresh grass, trees, or a new garden afterwards. Requires a wheelbarrow, a shovel, and lots of organic matter + compost.
After completing grass removal, young fruit trees will be planted in the spring, while more mature trees can be planted in the fall
We are planning on planting Front range fruit trees like apples, pear, peaches, cherries, plums and apricots.
Once the trees are planted…
As a general rule in drought conditions and without lawn irrigation, established trees will do OK with 10 gallons of water applied slowly around the dripline every week or other week per inch of trunk diameter.
Pruning and thinning
For productivity and quality produce, fruit trees require both specific training and annual pruning. Training refers the general structural shape of the tree, achieved by pruning when the tree is young.