Drones Will Now Plant One Billion Trees Per Year

Ahmed Bilal
Posted May 1, 2015
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BioCarbon Engineering which is a US ideology based organization has finally explained how they will begin planting trees every year up to one billion in number using drone based technology. This has been planned in order to compensate for the amassed deforestation that has an adverse affect on the jungles’s and forests all around the world.

 

Deforestation should be minimized to improve sustainability 

This technology will help to have quicker Reforestation

Lauren Fletcher who was an ex-NASA engineer led the team who examined the issue at hand i.e. how trees are being cut and felled and how it is causing a great environmental problem since people individually are not able to address it quiet adequately. So in order to make sure this problem is addressed in a better way they thought of using a technology.

“We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,”they say on their website. “Destruction of global forests from lumber, mining, agriculture, and urban expansion destroys 26 billion trees each year. We believe that this industrial scale deforestation is best combated using the latest automation technologies.”

For now, the deforestation is twice the rate at which reforestation takes place, which is contrary to the fact that we are heading towards more sustainability. Isn’t it breathtaking to know that earth will eventually have no trees someday if we wont address this issue now or if we wont come up with a better solution to speed the process of reforestation a bit faster than before. Currently, only planting by hand is used all around the globe, at least up to a certain limit it is. This new technology plantation idea based team plans to fly drones over the areas where they intend to plant trees . Also over the areas they will fire biodegradable plastic pods filled with pre-germinated seeds and nutritious soil down into the ground.

The seeds that are planted will be watered afterwards and will also get monitored through drones. The drones will eventually report the team about the seedlings health and patterns in which they tend to grow year round.

As Christopher Hootan says at The Independent, “Fletcher doesn’t pretend that the method is as good as hand-sowing, but it’s a hell of a lot quicker.”

According to what Hootan reported, The plan of the US based organization is to plant 36,000 trees a day and it will cost them less than fifteen percent of the traditional ways through which reforestation takes place.

“The only way we’re going to take on these age-old problems is with techniques that weren’t available to us before,” Fletcher told him. “By using this approach we can meet the scale of the problem out there.”

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