Finally! Drones not being used for something terrifying. A new company wants to aggressively reverse deforestation by using drones to plant trees. They think they could plant up to a billion trees a year with their drones. That’s one use for drones that I can be fully on board with.
“We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,” says BioCarbon Engineering founder Lauren Fletcher. “Together with tree seeds, we hope to seed in other species including micro-organisms and fungi to improve the soil quality and ensure long-term sustainability of our efforts.”
The company will also use its drones to scout out the best places for the seeds to be planted. This will ensure the trees will grow properly and happily.
“The only way we’re going to take on these age-old problems is with techniques that weren’t available to us before. By using this approach we can meet the scale of the problem out there,” Fletcher added.