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April 13, 2015 AT 3:00 am

Drones and Reforestation #drone #droneday

From BioCarbon Engineering via TreeHugger:

OUR MISSION

We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.

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.

We use emerging technologies to deliver precision planting and mapping to increase the uptake rates and the likelihood of healthy forest development.
 
There are a variety of tree-planting techniques, including planting by hand and delivering dry seeds by air. However, hand-planting is slow and expensive, and spreading dry seeds results in low uptake rates.

Our solution balances these two methods. First, by planting germinated seeds using precision agriculture techniques, we increase uptake rates. Second, our scalable, automated technology significantly reduces the manpower requirements and costs. Finally, our mapping UAVs will also provide invaluable intelligence on planting patterns, landscape design and appropriate timing.

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