“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
~ Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
With decades of experience designing, building, and operating large-scale cannabis facilities, creating turn-key micro cultivation facilities came easy to us. Our micro cultivation floor plans and growing systems designed by master cannabis grower, Daniel Vaillancourt, and licensed engineers is certain to impress.
The micro cultivation floor plan is provided in (DWG/PDF) file format and are (CAD) construction ready. All micro cultivation facilities carefully maximize the 200 square meter flowering canopy allowance while incorporating the strict micro cultivation floor plan, workflow, and 16+ rooms required by Health Canada.
Facilities come designed with all needed working rooms nurseries, shipping/ receiving bays, trimming, and many more.
What You Get
Blueprints come with Health Canada regulatory floor plan and workflow, grow environments, c02 & HVAC, grow lighting, fertigation, nursery, growing systems, as well as an average of 17 different required working rooms by Health Canada for micro cultivation or license producer facilities.
You will receive a detailed hydroponic supplies list that is customizable to suit your budgets and needs. Explaining all growing equipment needed and extending our wholesale cost for purchasing. All equipment is shipped free of charge Canada wide, discreatly packaged.
Building materials needed to comply with regulations is suggested with links to our contractors and suppliers.
Preferred wall liners
List of all growing equipment
Grow lighting layout
Fully customizable automation
Custom sized facilities and existing structures are designed regularly. Pricing starts at $1.50 (CAD) per square foot.
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In Becomming a Micro Cultivator
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Where Do I Start?
So, you want to enter the recreational cannabis industry and start a micro cultivation facility but you're not quite sure where to start?
No problem, that's what we are here for. Our goal is to streamline the process for you and help you grow huge yields of craft quality cannabis with ease.
Every good business starts with a well thought out plan and that's where we need to start. Our plans are designed by master grower, (Daniel Vaillancourt) along with licensed engineers to ensure your success.
"Every good business starts with a well thought out plan, and that's where we need to start."
You have your land, we have provided build-ready blueprints and it's time to begin construction.
You have a few options now. You can tackle the project management and construction yourself and just go off our plans or have the 4 Trees Cannabis Building team build your facility and handle the project management for any HVAC, plumbing, building erectors, etc.
Health Canada approved floor plan
Growing systems blueprints and manual
HVAC requirements, equipment & pricing
Lighting power load, equipment & pricing
Hydroponic equipment list
Professional (CAD) designs
Approved by licensed engineers
High definition copies laminated & digital
Good production practices
"We have provided build-ready blueprints and its time to begin construction"
- Facility built by 4 Trees Cannabis Building in 2017 on Vancouver Island, B.C
Commercial cultivation requires an automated system, reducing as much manual labor as possible. Keeping labor costs down and offering more time with the plants.
Hydroponics is the preferred method for most professional indoor commercial growers. This is because of its scalability, cleanliness, and speed of growth among other things.
Depending on the growing facility (vertical farming or traditional) and the customer's end product preferences, we would determine the best automated hydroponics system for your needs.
Hydroponics systems vary from medium rich methods to the roots living in air tight chambers with the nutrients brought to them via fog. They can be as simplified as they can be complex, but the right method depends on the skill level entering the operation or the clients requirements such as top flower production, large tree style growth, extract production etc.
OUR TOP 5 METHODS
Although there are more hydroponic methods, these are our favorites.
Drain to waste
Nutrient film technique
Aeroponics and high-pressure aeroponics
Fogponics and high-pressure fogponics
As confusing as this may all seem when starting out, we simplify this with our planning and detailed project management. Systems are fully automated and timed, so you can leave the hard part to us and just sit back and reap the benefits of a fully automated system.
Learn more about the different hydroponic systems here.
"Hydroponics is the preferred method for most professional indoor commercial growers."
- System was built by 4 Trees Cannabis Building in 2015 , Victoria, B.C
Grow lighting has come a long way since the basic old high pressure sodium lights. You have a wide array of lighting to choose from, and it can be daunting to pick.
Understanding a small amount about grow lighting and the terminology is a great place to start.
PAR is a measurement of light within the range of 400-700nm with the 400nm area being the blue wavelength and the 700nm wavelength being red's. This represents the area of light that plants use to grow. PPFD or photosynthetic photon flux density. PPFD measures the amount of PAR that makes it to the cannabis plant.
Growing styles are equally as diverse as lighting choices. Selecting the right lighting to work with your facility is an important decision that we will simplify for you. To give you an example, if we are setting up a vertical farming facility then we will be using LED lighting. There is no way that double ended high intensity discharge lighting would work in a vertical growing style as its far too close to the plants.
There is no perfect light for every setup. However,
LED lighting has come a long way if using the right brands and can offer some of the same results if not more then leading double ended lighting with higher terpens and THC content due to the UV emitted by certain LED lights. We only offer the brands that are tried, tested and true with our facility designs. There are many inexpensive LED lights off Amazon and other sites, however, they do not seem to produce the same yields as something like the Gavita LED's. We find that the every different system and facility has a different category of lights you may choose from.
LIGHTING & BEST USES
Fluorescent (seeds & clones)
High pressure sodium (flowering air-cooled)
Metal halide (vegetative air-cooled)
Double ended HPS (Commercial, high ceilings)
LED (Starters, commercial or small-scale)
Sulfur plasma lighting (lowest power draw)
"Growing styles are equally as diverse as lighting choices."
- Grow room built by 4 Trees Cannabis Building in 2018, Langford, B.C
4 trees cannabis did an amazing job at my site. Dan and I discussed ideas over the phone and he was very informative and never once asked me for money. I never felt pressured and once I decided to go ahead with his services everything was done professionally and on a timely manner . Dan and his team are very positive and creative, they can work with any layout and obstacle , even though my site was a bit of a task and I had concerns they managed to go beyond my expectations.
Till this day I am still currently in contact with Dan and he’s always been there to help me if I had any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend this company and I’m looking forward to working on another site with them in the near future.
— Name, Title
Thank you Dan! beautiful design. Great gear. Dan and team are really the best. Customer service is top notch. If you are building/starting a micro or want to become the next lp you need to talk to 4 Trees. Even if you are a Professional, This team will ease your transition. 5 stars all around!
— Chase Culpan, 7-Leaf Industries Micro-Cultivation