When it comes to hydroseeding, CFR possesses three seed drills each with its own mechanical stirrer. The first one has a capacity of 11 000 litres that can be transported by a 10 wheels truck, the second one has a capacity of 4000 litres that can be pulled by an all terrain vehicle and the last one has a capacity of 300 litres that can be towed.
Hydroseeding is a method that applies a specific mix with water on a terrain that is favourable for seeds to take root into the soil. In usual operations, seeds are spread with a fertilizer and a binding agent to assure uniformity and protection for young seeds during sowing. There are many advantages to using this technique; it is low cost and enriching for the fertilized barren soils when wood fibres, straws and cellulose are added to the mix.
When risks of erosion or washing are high, especially on steep hills, it is possible to use hydroseeding to create a Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM) on the surface of the soil to stabilize and protect it. The BFM mulch is biodegradable, non-toxic and constituted of organic fibres and a vegetal based glue. The BFM acts as a mattress that adheres to the soils texture and guarantees a protection against erosion caused by water and wind and offers the optimal conditions for seed germination.
The laying out of fibrous membrane on treated soils is also useful to counter the risks of erosion and to help the flow of sediments to vulnerable areas.
Price Assessment Tool – Hydroseeding
The Excel document (click on the link) is used to get an idea of the price for an hydroseeding contract. In the first place, you need to type in the surface area to cover and the approximative distance (in km), back and forth, between the site of operations and our headquarters in Chicoutimi. Online tools such as Google Maps can be used to know that distance (itinerary distance multiplied by two).
The mix we use for hydroseeding operations is of the MTQ type. It is composed with 50% of red tracing Festuca, 30% of Kentucky bluegrass, 10% of common bent and 10% of ryegrass.Additional information :
H1: Used for flat terrain with a vegetal covering. We use a concentration of 1400kg/ha of wood fibers and cotton.
H2: Used for flat terrains with no vegetal covering. We use a concentration of 6000kg/ha of wood fibers and cotton.
H3: Used in hills with a hay covering made of double nets or a concentration of 1400kg/ha of BFM
- The price assessment tool estimates the price of your operation and is not considered an official invoice. It does not legally bind Conseillers Forestier Roy to the project and prices are subject to change.
- Estimations for H3 take into account the use of BFM in its pricing. The proposed price will differ if another material is used for soil stabilisation.
From tiny plants to giant trees, from small scale to massive projects, here at CFR we have developed an expertise based on numerous projects completed on the side of roads and around abandoned mining sites. We also offer the installation of lawn turfs.