Canadian Scientists to plant billion trees using drones
In Canada a group of scientists have plans to plant trees cheaply and more quickly using drones. Their target is to plant a billion trees by 2028 ( in 8 years). This is done as a part of an effort to fight against the negative effects of climate change and deforestation.
This group is called the “Flash Forest“. They began testing this in August and were able to plant 100 trees successfully with a single drone.
In September the methods were developed, and they were able to plant 1033 pods using a drone.
In October the methods were further developed and they were able to plant over 2000 trees in three minutes.
According to their web site the current capacity is 100000 seeds per day.
The group says that timber industry has engineered and mastered efficient harvesting technologies, capable of quick clearing with minimal human involvement. Tree planting, on the other hand, still operates with bags and shovels. Flash Forest plans to change that.
They also say that they can plant at 10 times the normal rate and at 20% of the cost of traditional tree planting techniques.Their method is more accurate and precision they say.
Every year our planet loses 13 billion trees and regains less than half of that. We started Flash Forest with one clear goal: healing our planet’s lungs. Until that job is done well, no other job matters. – Flash Forest