Drones could plant one billion trees a year
June 23, 2016
By Brandi Cowen
June 23, 2016 – BioCarbon Engineering has a reforestation plan that could allow two operators flying multiple drones to plant up to 36,000 trees per day.
The drones will first fly over a possible reseeding site, scouting to determine its potential, then fly a second pass just a few meters off the ground to drop pre-germinated seeds. The seeds are coated in a hydrogel that provides nutrients for the growing plant.
The company estimates drone reforestation can be performed at about 15 per cent the cost of more traditional reforestation operations.
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